RRBB’s Allison Valdes coordinated, for a sixth year, our participation in the United Way’s program called “Gifts of the Season”. Most of us at RRBB were able to donate money and buy gifts for some of the folks in our area who are less fortunate, through the United Way’s outreach program. As Allison puts it, “For the past six years, I and my coworkers here at RRBB, have participated in the ‘Gifts of the Season’ program through the United Way. It is a great program because it enables lower income families to experience the joy of receiving gifts for the holidays that they may not have been able to afford otherwise. We as a group are fortunate enough to be able to help and we all feel it is very rewarding to give back and offer some hope. I am excited that this year we were able to offer some hands on help as volunteers during the collecting, receiving and then distribution of the thousands of gifts, to the receiving families. What a reward for us to see the some of the joy these gifts create.”
Allison had help from Mike Mehaffey, Justin Ward, Ryan Fitzgerald, Danielle Ligouri and Matt Sullivan on the volunteer day, and all happily recommitted to helping regularly each year.