CLEARFIELD – “Somehow not only for Christmas, but all the long year through, the joy that you give to others is the joy that comes back to you. And the more you spend in blessing the poor and lonely and sad, the more of your heart’s possessing returns to make you glad,” said John Greenleaf Whittier.
The Clearfield Borough Police Department and the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc. (CCAAA) partnered to create “Giving Trees” for area elderly this Christmas Season. Officer Nathan Curry stated that he is so proud to be a part of such a generous and giving community.
Many individuals and organizations came together to provide truckloads of gifts and financial assistance for heating. More than $8,300 was collected and sent directly to local fuel suppliers to ensure the frail and elderly were warm in their own homes this winter.
The St. Francis Elementary School students held their own fundraisers and presented the Giving Tree with $1,670 to sponsor fuel assistance for four individuals. Curry commented that it was “great to see this become an intergenerational project, and see our young community members joining forces to support our elderly.”
The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging and the Clearfield Borough Police Department would again like to say “thank you” to the many community members who generously supported our Giving Tree.
They would also like to thank Clearfield Pharmacy and CVS Pharmacy of Clearfield for hosting the trees and also to the employees of CNB Bank for their support, as well.
“We are so overwhelmed by your kindness and look forward to next year! Thank you for helping us enhance the quality of life for elderly residents throughout the county. We are truly grateful for your generosity,” said Rikki Ross, CCAAA director of planning and marketing.