- Thank you for helping me take care of my family...it is lovely of you.
- Our basket was wonderful! I cannot thank you enough! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! We would not have had a thanksgiving meal without your help!
- Thank you for helping me and my children again this year. This should be the very last time! One day I will be able to help you help others. God Bless.
- Thank you so much for making our holiday special. Without your help it would have been just another Thursday.
- Things are very lean here this year and Christmas will be very very lean (yes we have applied for your help there too) I hate to ask for help but you are always so kind about it and I appreciate your being so kind and generous!
- You will never know how much this help means to me and my kids.
- Omg. I’ve been pinching my fingers for over a year with my crappy laundry basket and you gave me a top quality new laundry basket. I think there are food banks that help feed families but the non food things like laundry basket or the jackets on the table are much needed because there's never extra money for nonfood.
- Wow. You really have no idea what it's like for a single mother (unless you are a single mother). THis is the nicest thing done for me all year. Thank you.
- Thank you so much for the kindness and thoughtfulness. Thanks again.
- The helpers were super respectful and kind. Thank you.
- Many thanks for your kindness. Happy Thanksgiving.
We recently distributed Thanksgiving holiday meal baskets to 38 families, and here are a few of the thank you notes that came to us, meant for you:
Thanks to our many friends, neighbors, and supporters, 38 families and 15 senior households (about 175 people!) received bountiful Thanksgiving meal baskets, with all the fixings for a traditional holiday meal. Many had special touches, like flowers or festive napkins, and most included fresh vegetables and fruit, too. We are always impressed by the care and thoughfulness that goes into each basket. The cheery 'treat' bags for seniors were put together by Scarborough Daisies and Brownies, kids at Blue Point School made placemats, St. Max church shared their hall with us, the Volunteers in Police Service welcomed everyone and helped carry baskets to the car, and many volunteers lent a hand. This is giving project is one example of the generous holiday spirit -- and many helping hands -- that is a hallmark of our town.
We are grateful! Thank you, and a Happy Thanksgiving to all!
Sponsors include: Woodin & Co., State Manufactured Homes, PSM Ansaldo Energia Group, Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution, Katahdin Trust Company, Higgins Beach Association, Hillcrest Retirement Community, The Cheese Iron, One Stop Event Rentals, La-z-Boy of Scarborough, South Portland Police Union, Career Planning & Placement, Beal's Old Fashioned Ice Cream, and friends of Project GRACE.
Nearly two-hundred friends and neighbors from all over town came to Wentworth Café on Thanksgiving Day to enjoy a delicious and festive communal meal. Plus forty more who couldn't come to Wentworth were brought a holiday meal. Dozens of volunteers of all ages prepared a traditional holiday dinner with all the fixings under the direction of Chef Peter Esposito, set the tables and placed fresh floral arrangements, served up ice cream and homemade apple and pumpkin pies, and greeted guests with a welcoming smile. We are grateful for all who helped make this second annual community meal a great occasion, including the dozens of community volunteers, Scarborough Garden Club, Town of Scarborough Community Services, Project GRACE, Scarborough School Nutrition, Wentworth School custodial staff, and the steering committee: Kelly Murphy, Chef Peter Esposito, Ann LeGage, Brenda Franklin, Audra Keenan, Jackie Perry. We are especially thankful for all who came to Wentworth, because it was being together that was at the heart of it all. We hope you will join us again next year.
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