With an ever-increasing number of families struggling to simply provide life’s basics, the Hartford Norwich Holiday Basket Helpers help at the holidays by providing a few gifts for children. Sponsors provide warm clothing, requested toys as well as a food gift card to help with a Holiday Dinner. HNHBH also delivers fruit baskets to homebound senior citizens so they may share in the joy of the season.
As you probably imagine, requests for assistance are higher this year. Unemployment and the high cost of necessities, is stretching many budgets well beyond normal limits. We hope you will be able to help the children and seniors in our neighborhoods have a Happy Holiday this year.
Sincere thanks from the Holiday Basket Helpers Team!
The delivery dates for gifts are December 5th and 6th,
between 3 pm and 8:30 pm at St. Paul’s Church in White River Jct., beside the UV Haven.
2017 Numbers to date
Donors to date: 13
|Families: 125||Boy Scout Troop 23|
|Children: 292 (includes teens)||Dan & Whit’s|
|Young Children to be sponsored: 35||Mascoma Savings Bank|
|Teens to be sponsored: 12||Norwich Lions Club|
|Sponsors to date: 68||Norwich Women’s Club|
|Children sponsored to date:||St. Paul’s Episcopal Church|
|Seniors sponsored to date:||St. Francis Church, Norwich|
|Volunteers to date: 35|
Families Sponsored — 184
Children Sponsored — 427
Seniors — 158
Sponsors — 167