Local Holiday Programs to Benefit the PRC

Local Holiday Programs to Benefit the PRC

By Susan Stone

Three upcoming holiday events sponsored by local organizations are offering opportunities to benefit the Pawling Resource Center.  Through these “partnerships,” the PRC will find support for its food pantry, its holiday food distributions, and its adopt-a-family program.

Trinity Pawling Theatre Arts will be presenting Harvey on November 8, 9, 10. Look for the PRC box to drop off donations of food and toiletry items, and a PRC table where one may sign up to “adopt” a Pawling family and purchase holiday gifts for them.

The Ty Louis Campbell Foundation will have their Jingle and Mingle Holiday Vendor Fair at the Firehouse on November 10th, 10 am – 5 pm.  A donation drop box for the PRC will also be available. 

Finally, on Nov 17, the Pawling Farmers Market is sponsoring a pop-up market at the Firehouse from 9 am -1 pm.  The Resource Center will have a table there, and attendees can bring non-perishable food and toiletry items for the PRC food pantry. Folks may also sign up to adopt- a-family.

The Adopt-a-Family program through the PRC provides neighboring families with needed clothing items for their children, including warm winter coats or boots, plus a special toy for each child in the family.  These items will be wrapped and ready for the families to celebrate their Christmas, and are sometimes the only gifts to be opened on Christmas morning for these youngsters.  Additionally, Hannaford gift cards are provided, in order to ensure that each client may celebrate the day with a holiday meal. Families who wish to be adopted, or who wish to adopt, can sign up beginning November 5th.  Gifts must be brought in to PRC no later than December 14th.

As part of the Resource Center’s annual holiday outreach, its Thanksgiving food distribution program will begin November 12th, and the Christmas food distribution program will begin December 10th.  All donations made to these Season of Giving programs are welcome.  Contact the Pawling Resource Center at 855-3459 for more details.

Author: Harlem Valley News