Posted Jan. 11, 2016 at 5:30 PM
To the editor:
Action Inc. provided gifts for 605 children across Cape Ann through Project Uplift, its annual holiday toy and clothing drive.
Each year, Action partners with the Cape Ann community to collect and distribute toys, clothing and gift cards to struggling families. With the high cost of basic necessities such as food and housing, many are unable to meet the financial demands that come along with the holiday season. Action helped alleviate some of that stress for 326 local families.
Along with the countless individuals who donated toys to the collection boxes throughout Cape Ann, Action Inc. would like to thank the following businesses and organizations who served as Project Uplift donation sites: Addison Gilbert Hospital (Mitten Tree), BankGloucester, Bass Rocks Golf Club, Beeman School, Cape Ann Figure Skating Club, Cape Ann Moose Lodge, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Citizens Bank, East Gloucester Elementary, EnVogue Salon, Fireflies Boutique, First Ipswich Bank, GAP Promotions, Gloucester City Hall, Gloucester Police Station, Golden Living Center, Gorton’s, The Hive, Majestic Harbor Day School, Minglewood Tavern, National Fish and Seafood, Nor’East Cleaners, North Shore Veterinary Hospital, Plum Cove Elementary, Rose Baker Senior Center, Seacoast Nursing Home, Santander Bank, Wally’s Blackburn Bistro and West Parish Elementary in Gloucester; Carpenter and MacNeille, Essex Elementary, Essex Police and Fire Departments, Essex Town Hall, First Congregational Church, First Ipswich Bank, Highwave Hair Design, Lil’ Sprouts, Sea Meadow Design, TOHP Burnham Library and Woodman’s Restaurant in Essex; 7 Central Restaurant, Cape Ann Savings Bank, Essen, Manchester Town Hall, Nor’East Cleaners and Surfari SUP and Surf in Manchester; and Crackerjacks, Dolce Vita Salon, the Rockport Police Department, Rockport Town Hall, Rockport Post Office, the Shalin Liu Performance Center and Tuck’s Candy in Rockport.
In addition to the groups above, several others made significant contributions to the drive including: Dennis and Charlene Acker, Tracy Arabian, Beauport Princess’ Santa at Sea Cruise, Kathleen Broderick, the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Jean Davis, Melissa and Cameron Dempsey, Melissa Diamond and Wellspring, Sarah Elinskas and the Rockport Brownies, Dino and Linda Fabrizio, Paul Franklin and the Rockport Pack 55 Cub Scouts, Liz Fragola and Nancy Robb, Jessica Fratoni, Timothy and Hollis Frithsen, Patty Gates and Premier Imprints, the Gloucester Local Postal Workers Union, the Gloucester Rotary Club, Robert and Geraldine Herrick, Peter Hood, Andrew Kaye, Kendra Mac and the Friends of Spruce Road, the Manchester Mother’s Club, Eileen Murphy, Charlie Murphy, Ciara Chandler, and Betsy Sitoski from Dollar Tree Gloucester, Hal and Susan Mindel, NBI Lighthouse, Jan and Bob Tyler Nelson, Barbara Norton, Deborah O’Malley, Joel Parr and Walgreens in Gloucester, Gloria Parsons and the Middle Street Walk Committee, Carolyn and Ron Paskavitz, Carlotta Patten and the Gloucester Pack 3 Cub Scouts, Sandy and Diane Patrican of Ipswich Bay Glass Co., Andrew Preas and Miriam Silva Preas, Marcy Pregent and Montagnino Real Estate, the Rockport Harbormaster and North Shore Harbormasters’ Association, the Rockport Police Association, Bucky Rogers and the staff of Cape Ann Savings Bank in Gloucester, Frank and Carol Rose, SeniorCare’s RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore, the Serenitee Restaurant Group, Manny and Dorothy Sieradzki, Paul Siraco and Converge in Peabody, Mike Skoog and the Salvation Army, Frank Stewart, Alphonse and Leonora Swekla, Jeff and Ruth Taylor and the First Congregational Church of Rockport, the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Foundation, Janet and Christopher Vincze, Claiborne White, Winning Solutions in Manchester and June Wulff.
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