Brian Liberatore

Brian Liberatore

Community Living crew kick off food drive

Community Living Month was in October. This year’s theme was “Caring Communities.”

Community Living Month was in October.  This year’s theme was “Caring Communities.”  The many active local members of the community living population were all present at the Cooper’s Foods hotdog fundraiser during that month.  Now the results of their fundraising efforts were handed over to a good cause.

Allan Kovaltsenko, president of Princeton Crisis Assistance, met with the Community Living gang at New Beginnings to collect a cheque from the fundraising day in the amount of $500.   “Today is the kick-off for the food hamper drive,” said Kovaltsenko.  “We are so happy to be receiving this generous donation from Community Living.  The people of Princeton have big hearts and it is because of them that we are able to be so successful with our hamper drive.”

“This donation will help a lot of people,” added Mary Sol.

“You are number one in our eyes,” Kovaltsenko continued.  “We do up well over a  hundred hampers and every bit helps us reach our goals.”

Debbie Swarz added, “We were just thrilled that everybody in our community showed up to participate in our community living event at Cooper’s.”

Schwarz also informed everyone of their client’s intent to participate in the food hamper program.  “We are very excited to be helping to put the Christmas hampers together this year.  This community has done so much for us we are happy to give back.”

Last year, Princeton Crisis Assistance had 32 boxes around town for people to drop off food donations at as well as many corporate and non-profit organization sponsorships.  “It really if the whole community that makes our program so successful,” stated Kovaltsenko.  “We are very happy to accept this generous donation from Community Living to start things off right.”