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Valley United Way and its many friends and partners on the
Corporate Volunteer Council have been very active in preparing to make the
holidays brighter - but more for others than themselves as you can see
This December, Valley United Way's Volunteer Center and its
Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) have been hard at work as Santa's little
helpers. Over 75 families are going to have a great Christmas that
they may not have had without the hard work and generosity of our CVC.
The families selected were given to us from the Parent Child Resource
Center, Salvation Army, St. Vincent de Paul, TEAM Early Childhood, and the
Valley YMCA. Each family supported receives the winter necessities,
clothes, coats, boots, household items, and grocery gift cards. But
what would Christmas be without toys! Based off of the child's wish
list, Christmas morning they wake up to find dolls, train sets, board games,
bikes, and more! Pat Tarasovic, Valley United Way, Director of the
Volunteer Center and Corporate Volunteer Council, CVC, said “The CVC’s
spirit of giving will bring an awesome JOY to the many families who will now
have gifts under their tree on Christmas day thanks to the amazing
kindness. We sincerely thank these great companies for their caring and
outstanding generosity, donating gifts valued at $10,000! How very blessed
the Valley is to have such caring corporations!"
Check out all of the companies who have helped make the
Holiday Giving possible and pictures from Santa's Workshop (aka Valley
United Way's office)
|Altair Global Relocation
||People's United Bank
|Barnum Financial Group
|Benchmark Senior Living at Split Rock
||Priya Raghunatha Family
|DRS Seismic Consultatns
||Riverview Funeral Home
|Hampton Inn Shelton
||Royal Service Travel
|Homewood Suites by Hilton
|Iroquois Gas Transmission
||The McIntyre group
||The Nielsen Group
||Town Line Self Storage
||Valley United Way
TOWN LINE SELF STORAGE
Laurel Vicidomino, with a little help from her friends,
helped to make this season bright for a family in need.
R.D. SCINTO COMPANY
Katie Scinto was so excited to deliver her gifts she even
came out during Tuesday's snow storm. Too bad she couldn't borrow
MINUTE MAN PRESS
Harry Burlakoff of Minuteman Press delivers gift card to
purchase gifts for families this season.
Brynn Doyle presents gift cards, in addition to supporting
a family this holiday!
Kellie Hayden presents a check for $1000 on behalf of BIC
to Pat Tarasovic at the CVC Meeting, that will go to support 7 families this
THE MCINTYRE GROUP
Sarah Peck is about ready to fill that stocking with all
of those gifts!
THE NIELSEN GROUP
Denise Fantarella just dropped
off gifts for two families in need!
PEOPLE'S UNITED BANK
Dana Cackowski, fills the stockings for good little girls
and boys this Christmas.
ROYAL SERVICE TRAVEL
Virginia from Royal Service Travel and her husband John
joined in the holiday spirit this year by adopting a family for Chirstmas!
Jessa Francis, Libby Hitchcock,
& Donna Tirone, present Pat Tarasovic with a a very generous donation to
support 15 families in need this holiday season.
VALLEY UNITED WAY
In replace of out office Secret Santa, Valley United Way
staff adopted a family in need this year!
DRS SEISMIC CONSULTANTS
Rob VanEgghen is quite proud of all of his choices for
gifts. Rob was also the Christmas Elf for all of the agencies helped
this year, delivering all of the gifts to the agencies in need and Valley
United Way is so grateful for his help. We're sure Santa was watching!
HAMPTON INN SHELTON
Fernando Solis, Manager at the Hampton Inn in Shelton, and
his staff were happy to adopt a family this season!
Our friends Kristen Urso-Rio, Fran Leach and Michelle DiNatale from GE
dropped by with these gifts to brighten the holiday for a needy Valley
family. It’s part of the Corporate Volunteer Council’s holiday project.
John Ready, Emily Piedmont, and Pat O’Keefe of Lex
Products bring Holiday Cheer to those in need with their
generous donation of presents!
Thanks to all the good people at Prudential in
Shelton the presents are wrapped and on their way to be
loaded onto Santa’s sleigh in plenty of time for
delivery to needy and deserving families throughout the
Valley (More pictures
Pitney Bowes was the first to arrive with a sleigh full of gifts.
R. D. SCINTO
Our Youth Leaders acted as Santa’s helpers as R.D. Scinto hosted
“Pictures with Santa” and a toy drive for TEAM’s Toys 4 Kids program in the
lobby at Corporate Towers.
Check out more pictures
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