The City of Everett’s Office of Human Services recently received several donations to its Holiday Assistance Program for Everett families. Due to the generous support from local businesses and residents, each year Human Services is able to provide Thanksgiving baskets and holiday meals to support hundreds of local families, children, and seniors.
And this year is no exception. Mayor Carlo DeMaria and Human Services Director, Carolyn Lightburn, were pleased to accept two hundred Thanksgiving bags, filled with all the necessities for a traditional Thanksgiving meal, from a joint venture of the Everett Kiwanis Club and Distrigas. Everett High School students helped with filling and organizing the bags.
Human Services also received a charitable donation from Eagle Bank, located on Broadway. Eagle Bank donated thirty-four gift cards worth $25 for a total of $850 in gift cards to assist the Thanksgiving Meals program for Everett Families.
“I am so humbled by the donations our Office of Human Services receives each year,” states Mayor DeMaria, “The holiday season can often be challenging, especially during these economic times. The City of Everett’s Holiday Assistance Program always remains strong – and that is a tribute to our amazing business community and our compassionate residents.”
The Office of Human Services welcomes donations throughout the holiday season. For those looking to contribute, mark your calendars for Tuesday evening, December 3rd, when the City will be holding a Human Services Holiday Fundraiser at the 8/10 Bar and Grille. Checks and gift card donations will be collected to benefit Human Services’ Holiday and Emergency Services Program.