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Community Action in Action

Many good things take place behind the scenes. Take a look at one of them.

We’re mid-way through January and it seems as if the holidays are a distant memory already.  One thing however that stands out in our minds here at Putnam CAP, is the incredible generosity of the community in support of the Holiday Toys Program.  Hundreds of hours of work were donated by willing volunteers, thousands of toys were donated by as many individuals and businesses.

As a result, over 750 Putnam children received three gifts each through the program.  Their parents were able to come in and select the perfect gifts for their children.   

This year, the toy distribution took place at an offsite location.  All of us at Putnam CAP would like to acknowledge and extend special thanks to the people who made this all possible.  The Putnam Community Foundation opened their doors and loaned the space at 50 Main Street to Putnam CAP, providing the program with a spacious room in an excellent location.  The Village of Brewster allowed us to connect to their wireless internet service so that we could have the necessary access to our online database during the program.  The Home Depot provided us with festive (and functional) lighting, along with folding tables and a racking system on which the toys were displayed. 

Community Action is all about collaboration and coordinating local resources to assist us in our mission.  Once again, the spirit of Putnam shines brightly.  Thank you. 

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