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Adopt-A-Family Aiding 1,100 Families This Year

Paul Leveillee of Santander Bank helps unload toys from a CVS truck Monday. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Paul Leveillee of Santander Bank helps unload toys from a CVS truck Monday. CREDIT: Rob Borkowski
Woonsocket Adopt-A-Family is preparing hundreds of gifts for 1,100 families this year from their annual gift-sorting headquarters at the Woonsocket Elks Lodge at 380 Social St.

On Monday, donors lined up in the lodge's parking lot to bring in gifts for the non-profit with a mission to make Christmas a reality for more than 2,000 less fortunate children in Woonsocket by soliciting generous donors to “adopt” a child’s wish list for the season.

Among the individuals and local businesses to answer the call again this year was CVS Caremark,  with hundreds of colleagues participating in the program, purchasing and wrapping gifts for more than 90 local children, and volunteering at the Adopt-a-Family distribution center.  

At about 10 a.m., a CVS box truck pulled up and was quickly unloaded by a fire-brigade team of volunteers. Their efforts will help Adopt-A-Family provide a bright Christmas for the children of close to 1,100 families, said organizer Bev Dennis. "It's going to be a very busy year," she said. 
morgan martin December 14, 2013 at 07:47 AM
What you People do is simply amazing me and my family are just about barely getting by. We can pay our rent and bills but Christmas was looming and one look at the empty Christmas tree was the most depressing feeling. On Monday for the first time in our life we got some help for our family through adopt a family. When I saw everything you got for our kids Both me and my girlfriend both lost it and cried the feeling of relieve was instant. No matter what happens 12/25 our kids WOULD have Christmas and that was the best feeling in the world. For all the people who worked/donated for this event I just want to say Thank You. You saved my family's Christmas and picked up the spirits of my Entire Family !

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