It is the hope of the Pollywog Family and the Early Learning Hub that all in our community have what they need to celebrate the upcoming holidays. With that in mind, we’d like to make some suggestions.
1) Due to a drop in normal donations and the multiple stresses on our communities, resources are especially limited this year. Most organizations offer holiday gift resources as first come, first served so contact your community’s organizations regarding your family’s needs as soon as possible.
2) Always call resources you plan to use to check hours of operation, location, and methods of distribution as these details may change after this guide’s publication.
3) Unless otherwise noted, meals to-go are generally open to all in a community. All holiday gift and food programs are open to those who meet income and/or residence requirements. Some food pantries will request income information to ensure that resources go to those who need them the most.
This time of year is always one for giving thanks for what we have, but these are not typical times. Many of us, our friends, and our neighbors have been affected by tragedy. We have lost loved ones, jobs, businesses, homes, opportunities, and more.
Many are facing the holidays with heavy hearts. These tragedies are not quickly healed, but as a community, we can make the recovery a little easier. If you find yourself with a little extra this year, and want to help your neighbors, all of the organizations listed here are in need of donations. Contact them directly to volunteer your time or to make donations. Your gifts will be deeply appreciated.