There are 3 parts to this program, all coordinated by the Community Services department:
- Donations to the Emergency Fund: This year they raised $4,100, which will help residents in financial crisis over the next year.
- Adopt-A-Family: This year 7 Bay Village families were adopted, with gifts provided by generous adopters for everyone in the family.
- Product Drive: This is a true community-wide partnership. It starts with the middle school Builder’s Club, which holds a drive for paper products and personal products for one week in December. This year the Girl Scouts and PTA also participated, and contributed cleaning products. Community Services used Emergency Funds to purchase laundry detergent. None of these products are covered by food stamps. All of these products were donated to the Bay Presbyterian Food Pantry, and were distributed in addition to food to approximately 50 families, as well as their 7 adopted families.