Kudos and Kindness: Thank you for helping provide Christmas for all
January 19, 2010
We wish to express our gratitude to the many people and organizations that worked so hard and gave so much of themselves to make the holidays special for so many people. Because of your generosity we were able to provide over 300 food and gift baskets to families in our community. In addition, at our free Community Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day we were able to serve over 400 more community members a delicious meal along with wonderful camaraderie on that special day. Santa visited and gave gifts to all the men, women and children that were our guests and joined in the festivities.
Thank you to all who donated some amazing gifts, non-perishable food items and money so generously. We’d like to send a special thank you to the Elks Club, who donated $1,500 for the food baskets and to the Grocery Outlet for their continued help and support. Thank you also to Jeff Gartner and the California Highway Patrol who donated car loads full of toys. Thank you to Nicole and all from Edward Jones who contributed $1,000 worth of gifts for teens and children that we desperately needed at the last minute. Each year we have a Secret Santa who donates the prime ribs for our Christmas dinner and we are very grateful for your continued generosity. To all of the local broadcasting stations and the Tahoe Daily Tribune for your help in making sure that everyone in Tahoe knew about the event and that they were welcome – your advertising is priceless. Last but not least, to the many unnamed volunteers who spent three days preparing and giving away the food baskets; the volunteers who spent days preparing Grace Hall to look incredibly festive and who also spent their Christmas day helping us to make sure that everyone in the Lake Tahoe community had a wonderful Christmas holiday. It’s people like all of you that keep the spirit of Christmas alive. Happy New Year Lake Tahoe. I am proud to be a part of such a unique society.
Tiffany Kostelnik and Sue Davis
St. Theresa Catholic Church