With the work of the entire Liberty Community, we provided gifts to 89 children from 60 families through the Blott Kids Holiday Project this year. Church Hill UMC coordinates the project, and we are so grateful to all the individuals, groups, and businesses that help us make it possible.
INCLUDED IN OUR VOLUNTEER WORK TO GET GIFTS GATHERED: Jodi Stoyak with the Youngstown Jewish Community Center and Temple El Emeth; Renee Cambier at the Liberty Branch of the Warren Trumbull County Public Library; Kim Gallagher, Manager of the Belmont Ave. Denny’s restaurant; Sheriann Griffith and the office staff of Dr. Rich at the Steward Family Medicine office on Belmont Avenue; the Church Hill Commons Giant Eagle; the Liberty Police and Fire Departments; AND countless individuals and businesses that donated money, gift cards, outfits of clothing, toys, games, and books.
Cookies were baked, fruit was gathered, crafts were made. Gifts were wrapped. All of these gestures were coordinated during the Season of Giving to assure each child received gifts of clothing, toys, a game, and books. The families also received gift cards to a local grocer for holiday meals and a bag of fruit and cookies. Our volunteer groups were purposely kept small so that social distancing could be observed.
Thank you to the teachers and staff in the Liberty PreK to 4th grades that provided the names of children and their families who needed support during the Christmas season. We love having this opportunity to serve the children of Liberty.
What a blessing for the community to come together to serve the needs of these families during these difficult times!