2020 Hope for the Holidays Program
The UWRC 2020 Hope for the Holidays Program addresses the needs of struggling Rockland County families by connecting them with donors who can provide gifts and everyday necessities during the holiday season. This program focuses on families who are uncertain how they will celebrate the holidays or provide their children with basic needs. This uncertainty significantly increased during the 2020 holiday season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the outpouring of generosity from the Rockland County community was not only amazing but heartwarming, and the impact was noteworthy:
- 150 + donors participated - individuals, families, community organizations and businesses.
- 660 individuals were served.
- New clothing, footwear, bedding, household items, blankets, car seats, books, toys, and gift cards were donated, valued at $71,345.
UWRC is especially grateful to the numerous individuals and organizations that participated in the 2020 Hope for the Holidays Program including the Clarkstown Central School District, Clarkstown Family Resource Center, Congers Bike Shop, Congers Fire Department, Crystal Run Healthcare, IKEA, Innovative Plastics, Inserra ShopRite, Orangeburg Fire Department, Praxair Linde, Inc., Pay Serv Corporation, and Senator James Skoufis.
This program showcases how partnership and collaboration can positively impact Rockland County families in need. Thank you to all the people who were willing to share their good fortune and give to those who need it most!