Cold weather and the holidays are right around the corner. Once again, the Frederick County Department of Social Services is sponsoring their annual 2012 Holiday Gift Project to make the season special for some of some of our neighbors in need.
There are many seniors, families, and children who would not be able to celebrate the holidays without the assistance of their neighbors and community. Many offices, groups, families, and individuals have volunteered to help spread holiday joy by participating in this program. Last year over 367 children and families, 78 home bound senior citizens, and numerous nursing home residents were able to enjoy the holidays thanks to generous donations from our donors and sponsors.
Those who volunteer to sponsor are provided an information sheet about the family or person(s) they are helping. Then gifts are purchased, wrapped, and brought to the Department. Workers will then distribute the presents to their clients. All donations are greatly appreciated.
The Frederick County DSS Holiday Gift Project not only warms the hearts of those in need, but the hearts of those who donate as well. If you, your family, or group would like to participate by providing presents, please contact Jennifer Long at Social Services via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (301) 600-4544.
Public Information Officer