The Journal Information Impartial is constant its help of the West Facet Benevolent Circle’s vacation reward drive this yr by means of its Presents of Hope marketing campaign. Over the subsequent few weeks, the Journal Information will share tales about West Facet and its work, accumulate donations and publish names of donors. Donations, made out to West Facet Benevolent Circle, could also be despatched care of Journal Information Impartial employees author Donna Whitehead, PO Field 668, Wrentham, MA 02093. Please observe the deal with has modified on account of our editorial places of work being closed throughout the pandemic.
MANSFIELD – West Facet Benevolent Circle volunteers knew they had been dealing with higher want and probably a drop in donations as COVID continues to influence the area this Christmas season.
“We didn’t know what this vacation season was going to appear like, however we knew the necessity can be higher than lately,” West Facet President Daybreak Saba mentioned on West Facet’s Fb web page.
The Mansfield nonprofit gives clothes, toys and different presents to youngsters of struggling households every vacation season. Residents, companies, organizations and church buildings all present the donations to distribute to 290 youngsters.
Hagen Rolf C USA, Spade Expertise, Samsonite, Rotary and the Mansfield police are amongst those that donated bicycles this yr. Laura Zawaski and MasksByLauraZ even supplied masks.
“I wasn’t certain if we’d have the ability to fulfill all the needs – particularly being within the place we’re in of shedding our house,” Saba mentioned.
Schneider Electrical in Foxborough has been offering free house to West Facet for a minimum of 14 years. This previous spring, the corporate notified West Facet that it was closing its Foxborough location by the tip of 2021. It might now not have the ability to present the nonprofit with house and requested West Facet to start clearing it out, Saba mentioned. The nonprofit is at the moment searching for to lease house within the space.
The deadline to drop off presents has handed, however donations can nonetheless be despatched to West Facet to help the vacation drive and the charity’s year-long packages like free lunches for youngsters and emergency help to households.
“However as often occurs I’m in awe of how this neighborhood steps up each time to assist those that want a hand,” Saba mentioned. “We now have all wanted one at one time or one other, for one cause or one other and it’s great to look at these attain out and assist one other but once more.
“On behalf of our board, our volunteers, and our many recipients who take part in our varied packages I wish to thanks – our neighborhood,” West Facet President Daybreak Saba mentioned on West Facet’s Fb web page. “I’m one voice that want to specific from the very backside of my coronary heart the gratitude that I’ve and the blessings that I obtain by being a part of this neighborhood.”
Thus far the Presents of Hope has raised $1,624 for West Facet. This week’s donors are Deborah and Steven Hawes, Robin Baldini and Madelyn and Richard Courtois.
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