Stockbridge Community Outreach says thanks for holiday help

by Karen Smith

Stockbridge Community Outreach has many thanks to extend to the community for its generosity during the challenging year of 2020. In spite of the pandemic, many still  participated in the Adopt-a-Family program or offered holiday donations for their neighbors in need.

All of the families were adopted by the community once again this year!  In addition, several drives and collections were held.

Stockbridge Community Outreach would like to thank the following groups, organizations, businesses and churches.  There also are many individuals who donated.  While we won’t publish the names of these individuals, some of whom may wish to remain anonymous, our gratitude goes out to each and every one of you who contributed to making the holidays not only a success, but joyful for the families on the receiving end.

During the months of November and December, Stockbridge Community Outreach received contributions of $100 or more from:

  • American Legion Mackinder Glenn No. 510.
    • Bio-Care Inc.
    • Chelsea State Bank.
    • Crossroads Community Church.
    • Eaton Community Bank.
    • The Garden Club.
    • Millville United Methodist Church.
    • Munith United Methodist Church.
    • Orthotic/Prosthetic Consultants.
    • Plainfield United Methodist Church.
    • Presbyterian Church of Stockbridge.
    • Stockbridge Community Schools (from the Community Thanksgiving dinner that was canceled).
    • Stockbridge Lions Foundation.
    • Stockbridge Manufacturing.
    • Waterloo Needlework Club.
    • Waterloo Village United Methodist Church

Additionally, the following groups, organizations, businesses and churches adopted families:

  • Becky Humrich’s Girl Scout families.
    • The Garden Club.
    • Janel Hansen’s Girl Scout families.
    • The Lions Club.
    • Masons.
    • Munith UMC.
    • North Lake UMC.
    • Plainfield UMC.
    • Positively Chiropractic (who also held a hugely successful hygiene products drive).
    • Presbyterian Church of Stockbridge.
    • St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea Hospital (thanks go to individual employees who participated).
    • Stockbridge UMC.

Other contributions:
• The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints collected 21 hams and loads of paper, soap and hygiene products.
• Debbie Grybas, who also couldn’t hold her annual open house, collected blankets and hygiene products.
• “The Mudders” pulled up with a truckbed full of donated food.
•  The Beverly Penix Toy Drive couldn’t be held this year, but organizers collected toys and money for Outreach.
• Susan Pidd held a coat drive through November and December.

Apologies if your group was missed!  Stockbridge Community Outreach is truly grateful for the outpouring of generosity each and every holiday season.  Thank you and we hope to earn your support again next year!

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