Despite the snowstorm, 2017 proved to be another great year for South Windsor’s annual Stuff-a-Truck event. 7,000 food items, 326 toys, and over $1800 in cash were collected. South Windsor Rotarians, Police and Fire Department members, along with ASM’s own Andrew Wysocki and Cheryl Everest braved the weather to help our neighbors in need. A huge thanks to all of the generous donors that made this event the success that it was!
SOUTH WINDSOR — ASM had the fortunate opportunity to work alongside several agencies including South Windsor Police and South Windsor Fire Department as part of a holiday Stuff-A-Truck event. The following is a note from Adult and Senior Services regarding the success of the event:
I wanted to say a big thank you to you and all of the staff and volunteers who have helped us this holiday season! The Food and Fuel Bank is going to be set for several months to come thanks to the generosity of time the volunteers and staff gave to the cause.
The community is extremely generous, and you all made it easier for them to donate by being stationed at both grocery stores before Thanksgiving and yesterday as well. The monetary donations will help several families with oil during this cold season. And of course the toys will go to very excited children on Christmas day! It doesn’t get any better than that!
I would love it if you can pass along our thanks, from the entire Human Services Department, for your commitment to helping your neighbors. It so greatly appreciated!
Yesterday’s total was just under $2000 in cash, $85 in gift cards, countless bags and boxes of food and dozens and dozens of toys! In November, the monetary donations were almost $4,000 in addition to all the food!
May you all enjoy this holiday season knowing you brightened the days of so many!
Director of Adult and Senior Services
Human Services Department
Town of South Windsor
SOUTH WINDSOR — The Police Department, the Fire Department, and Ambulance Service of Manchester will hold a “Stuff a Truck” food and toy drive, which will include a special guest character actor.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Stop & Shop, 1739 Ellington Road, and at Geissler’s Supermarket, 965 Sullivan Ave.
Organizers are looking for new, unwrapped gifts, including clothing, toys, gift cards, and food.
The donations will benefit local families in need during the holiday season.
“Anything that people can do to make these families’ and children’s holidays a little better is much appreciated,” South Windsor Police Lt. Scott Custer said.
The Snow Queen, from www.Onceuponafairytalect.com will join volunteers in collecting donations and also will be available for pictures.
For more information, contact Officer James Nicoletta at 860-648-6256, or at firstname.lastname@example.org.