Posted by Tim Kelley on Jan 13, 2018
Reading Rotary helped coordinate the town Adopt-A-Family, a program which facilitates the giving of Thanksgiving meals and Christmas gifts and meals. Rotary worked with Reading Cares, another community service organization in town, along with the Town of Reading Elder Services and the Department of Public Works. Rotary has been partnering with these other organizations to see this community giving program through for the past several years.
Dec. 21, 2017 was the Drop Off and Distribution Day for Adopt-a-Family. There were approximately 60 families in need and donor families/groups were matched to provide Christmas gifts and holiday meals to these families anonymously. Reading Rotary's efforts were headed by Brian Snell and Gregg Johnson.
This is a truly inspirational and humbling event to see the community come together to help others. The generosity of the donors is overwhelming.
Rotarians helping with the distribution want to thank also to DPW employees, Reading Elder Services, RPD and all the other folks (especially the donors) who bring this together. Service Above Self, indeed.