Thank you for outpouring of generosity, kindness

To the editor:

With yet another holiday season behind us, the employees of Mifflin County Children and Youth would like to once again recognize the tremendous outpouring of generosity and kindness by many thoughtful individuals, churches, and businesses for helping to provide many children and their families with a holiday season to remember.

These people, churches, and businesses were part of a joint effort to provide presents for approximately 287 children in our community for the Christmas holiday. In such challenging economic times, we were overwhelmed with the number of people who wanted to give so much to those in need. It was truly inspirational to our staff, as well as the families who received these gifts. Many of the families also asked that we pass along their sincere gratitude.

Every year we are contacted by more and more people and places looking to give back in some way. We are truly grateful for all that you have done.

Thank you to: WGRC Radio Station, Dunham’s, Marlette Homes, Fraternal Order of Eagles, East Kish Presbyterian Church, St. Paul Lutheran Church, West Kish Presbyterian Church, Spring Run Church of the Brethren, Pine Glen Church, Big Valley Bible Church in Reedsville, Watt’s Memorial United Methodist, Runville United Methodist Church of Bellefonte, SCI Rockview, SCI Benner, MCS Bank, Everence Federal Credit Union, Ernest Hills Boarding and Grooming, Ms. Aungst’s Class, Ms. Kauffman’s Class, Kops 4 Kids, Mifflin County Prothonotary Office, Mifflin County Register and Recorder’s Office, Mifflin County Sheriff’s Office, Sacred Gem Tattoos, Standard Steel, Debbie Himes, Sue Matula Family, Cathy Romig, Henry Family, Terry Family, Sandy Stayrook, James Drayer, Tammy Swartz, Goss Family, Stacey Gates, Kelli Sheetz, Crystal Betlyon, Nickea Vargas, Holli Barger, Heather Strickler, Amanda Williams, Kelly Dobson, Deb Henry, Flood Family, Holly Snook, Kathie Jenkins, Stephanie Luke, Nancy Hopple, Jessica Putt, Connie Miller, Jodi Miller, Nicholas Wolfkiel, Ellen Amspacker, Randy Dean, Cindy Wilson, Robin Werner, Tammy Forry, Angie Campbell, Susan Earp, Ed Parks, Hassinger Family, Jordan Wood, Steve Snook, Mifflin County District Attorney’s Office and Jean and Lawrence Ecklund; as well as numerous anonymous donators.

Another thank you goes out to the Charity Knitters and The Knit Wits for their donations of winter hats, scarves and gloves. We also want to thank everyone that contributes to the Mifflin County Children and Youth’s Sugar Bowl Fund throughout the year.

The Employees of Mifflin County Children and Youth