Orange Benefits From Backpack Giveback Program

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Aug 252014

backpacksOrange school children will benefit from WEBE108 Backpack Giveback program.

Often people are surprised to learn that some Orange residents need assistance (food bank, fuel assistance, etc.)

At any time in any town, families and individuals may find themselves in need of help.

For children, the first day of school can be exciting, but if their family has fallen on hard times, it can be sad if they can’t afford the back-to-school supplies they need.

The folks in the Orange Community Services Office graciously accepted more than a dozen Screen Shot 2014-08-24 at 10.21.03 PMassorted backpacks filled with school supplies to distribute to children who need one.

WEBE108, St. Vincent’s Medical Center and Goodwill

A Thank You From Kim Callahan

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Jan 052014

schoolcolorsblackI am celebrating my 10th year running the Holiday Program for Orange Community Services and as usual, I am so grateful to all the wonderful people who called me to participate or just donate. Every year is better than the last.

People and businesses here in Orange are so generous to my program. This is the most rewarding part of my job working for the Town of Orange, I am so proud to be part of this and helping all who are in need during difficult times for the holidays.

I would like to personally thank: Artie Dixon (local resident/musician) who runs his Holiday Party every year asking for unwrapped toys; Mike at Center Balance in Orange whose clients for the past few years have been so amazing with taking all the children’s names and donating; Church of the Good Shepherd in Orange who took all the children’s names for their wish tree and donated food bags for the families; The Orange Arts and Crafts Guild; Orangewood Women; Coldwell Banker of Orange; Orange Preschool; Orange Community Women; various Daisy, Brownie and Girl Scout Troops; Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts.

Also, the Orange Republican Women, Orange Board of Ed and the Amity PTO; the Orange Democratic Women’s groups and finally Orange residents, employees and businesses who took time out of their busy lives to participate and sponsor a family or senior in our program or gave a donation. There are so many names that it would take pages to list everyone, so I apologize if I missed anyone.

Again, thank you everyone involved in donating their time with sponsoring the families in town who are in desperate need of assistance. As always the response was amazing.

Thank you all so much!

Happy Holidays Everyone

Kimberly Callahan

Administrative Assistant

Community Services Department

Town of Orange