10 Franklin Street, Saratoga Springs, NY

Tis the Season to be Thankful…

November 23rd, 2011

As we hauled nearly 50, 12 pound turkeys yesterday, served dozens of others with holiday fixings and food pantry, answered endless phone calls and tripped over mounds of food donations, we left the office feeling happy, grateful and even a bit punchy from exhaustion!  This time of year is always equally rewarding as it is busy, and as a team, we enjoy greeting those in need with a comforting smile and showing donors our gratitude.  

Working at FCC gives us a whole new outlook on the holidays.  It’s easy to see how much of an impact our agency and our donors make on our community this time of year, and despite the organized chaos and influx of traffic, we are appreciative of our awesome teamwork and our families waiting for us at home.

Today, as the phone rings constantly with people wondering where they can get help for Christmas, we gear up for the next round of holiday hoopla headed our way.  Sometimes it’s difficult to comprehend just how many people in our area need help this time of year, but we can’t get discouraged, and we try to focus on the silver lining, with the amount of donors and support that pours in. 

Though our registration deadlines for Christmas have come and gone, we are hopeful that no child we serve will go without at least one gift on their wish list.  We are still searching for donors to adopt families and even donate general gifts that can be used to distribute to folks who will turn to us after our deadlines.  I think all of us can understand the joy through the eyes of a child that comes from Christmas morning. 

If you have the means, please consider sharing your holiday joy with a local child in need.  Just call 587-9826 to adopt a family, or let us know whether you’d like to purchase general gifts.  Either way, you’ll be making a difference, right here at home.