Our community filled with ‘Holiday Helpers’

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The United Way of Perry County would like to thank all the members of our community who helped make Christmas brighter for over 560 children through the Holiday Helpers United Christmas Assistance program. It was truly a community wide effort.

Special thanks go to the following Holiday Helper United Partners: EverBody’s Fun and Fitness Center, Perry County Division of Family and Children, Toys for Tots, Old National Bank, Fifth Third Bank, German American Bank, Catholic Charities, Wal-Mart, Kiwanis Food Basket Program, Lincoln Hills Healthy Families Program, Perry County Head Start and Early Head Start, Fraternal Order of Police’s Shop with a Cop Program, Perry County Marines and WBKR Christmas Wish. Thanks go to the staff, students and parents of  Perry Central Schools, Tell City Junior-Senior High School, William Tell Elementary and Cannelton schools; Eastern Star; Perry Central Family Outreach; Dollar Tree; Dollar General Store; Orscheln‚Äôs; Tractor Supply; Tell City Housing Authority; Golden Years Apartments; Can-Do Apartments; Cottonmill Apartments; Lincoln Hills Elderly Housing; Tell City Optimist Club, Schwab Corp. employees; Parker Hannifin employees; C & S employees; Meggitt employees; Mu Gamma Sorority; Perry County Employees; Troy Township Trustee; Branchville Correctional Facility staff & offenders; Mu Lambda Sorority; and to the many individuals who donated money or adopted angels. Please forgive us if we have overlooked any group or business.

Many thanks also to the following individuals for their tireless work to help others during the Christmas season: Joan Hess, JoAnn Smith, Jackie Colucci, Kelly Cash, Cindia Ress, Sally Wolfe, April Susjnara, Evelyn Adams, Rita Mahoney and Old National staff members, Chip Schulthise and all the volunteers who helped sort and prepare the gifts for distribution.  

A special thank you goes to Hilger’s Dry Cleaners for cleaning the hundreds of coats free of charge; to SIRS for the use of their facility to distribute all the gifts and to the Perry County News for helping publicize the program.

Whether you adopted an “angel,” donated a coat or blanket or toy, donated money to one of the partner programs or volunteered with a program, you made the 2013 holiday season shine for struggling families in our county.

It takes many, many volunteers and donations to make a program like this successful and we are so appreciative of each and every one.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

United Way of Perry County Board of Trustees
Linda Reed, Julie Hauser,
Earla Williams, Kris Walsh, Lagina Gogel, Kim Oliva,Sherri Haller, Andy