2006-11-16 / About Town

Women's center needs help for holiday season

As the holiday season approaches, the Women's Resource Center of Newport & Bristol Counties prepares for seasonal drives.

Each year the Thanksgiving Day Program runs from October through Nov. 21. Donated goods are provided to families in need. Participating in this drive puts the giving back in Thanksgiving and services families deserving of celebration. Donations of gift cards for turkeys, rolls, stuffing mix, canned gravy, and any fixings that make for a delicious Thanksgiving meal would be appreciated.

A second program that services victims of domestic violence and their children is the Adopt-A-Family program. Each year the Adopt- A-Family program runs from late October through Dec. 19. This program is designed to match donors with clients and their families in order to meet family needs during the holiday season. Clients provide a "wish list" and donors help make the holidays brighter by providing materials needed.

Clients who participate in this program are of the Women's Resource Center and their names are kept confidential.

To help the Adopt-A-Family program this year, donors can sponsor a client or a family in need by dropping off a bag of food to our center, such as a "holiday meal" package, providing unwrapped gifts from a client or family wish list and/or gift certificates to stores or local restaurants.

To participate in the Thanksgiving Day Program or the Adopt-AFamily program, contact Constance Vergowven at 846- 5263.

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