News: Donors Needed for Annual Holiday Gift Giving Program
|11/12/2020 12:00:00 AM
Help Bring the Joy of the Holidays to the City of Bristol – Annual Holiday Gift Giving Program Commences
The City of Bristol Department of Parks, Recreation, Youth and Community Services (BPRYCS) is excited to continue their Annual Holiday Gift Giving program. For the last 20 years, the Youth and Community Services division has supported local families and youth in need during the holiday season.
In light of COVID-19, there is a greater need anticipated this Holiday Season. In an effort to support as many families as possible, BPRYCS is seeking individuals, families, organizations, businesses, and community members to sponsor a youth or family. The community members and sponsors that participate will receive a profile with the Bristol youth’s clothing size and 3-4 items of interests that can assist with gift suggestions.
The Holiday Gift Giving program is crucial in supporting the community connections the Youth and Community Services division works to build year round. In 2019, the BPRYCA department proudly supported over 250 Bristol community youth. The program also serves as a great project for families, office groups, organizations, clubs, and schools.
Kyana Anderson, a Youth and Family Coordinator with the Youth and Community Services division, expressed her gratitude and excitement for the program’s return, "I'm so excited to be offering this program again this year. I was fortunate enough to see the impact across the city last year and I'm confident we will continue to have a broad outreach this year and beyond. Our sponsors and donors make this program happen and I'm constantly impressed by their eagerness to give."
The program is thankful for the many generous sponsors and donors that have contributed and helped to raise monetary contributions, toys, clothing, and program awareness in the past.
“One of the great things about Bristol is the generosity of the community members. The people that live here step up time and time again to support initiatives like our annual Holiday Gift Giving program. We thank everyone in advance for their willingness to step up to support young people and families this holiday season” remarked Joshua Medieros, Superintendent of Parks, Recreation, Youth & Community Services.
If you are interested in sponsoring a child/family or know of a family in need, please contact Youth and Family Coordinator, Kyana Anderson, at KyanaAnderson@bristolct.gov or 860-314-4690 or ext.5102.