When We All Do a Little, It Can Be Huge!
Taylor Community residents and staff made a big impact Oct. 24 when they delivered donations to St. Vincent de Paul in Laconia. The myriad bags overflowing with food and other necessities filled the food pantry warehouse. Additionally, more than $1,200 – more than twice what Taylor gave last year – was donated for the pantry to make bulk food purchases.
Maureen Ballester, an administrative assistant at Taylor, has been coordinating the “Taylor CARES” holiday food drive for the past five years. “I love this event because it gives us the chance to show the greater community the collective kindness of our community,” she said. “Our residents are a really special group of people and I love them!”
“The holiday season is always a fulfilling and exciting time at Taylor Community but our staff and residents continually amaze me at how generous they are with efforts such as this,” said Michael Flaherty, Taylor President/CEO. “All of us at Taylor were thrilled to be able to help St. Vincent’s as they do a remarkable job supporting so many in our community.”
Ballester said she is especially fond of St. Vincent de Paul’s mission, after trying to help a young lady who really needed a boost. “I was bowled over by the kindness extended to her and the tenderness literally brought me to tears on my ride home,” she said. “A significant problem was quickly resolved, and the people at St. Vincent’s sought nothing in return; they were just pleased to have helped.”
“Thanks so much to everyone who helped with our Taylor CARES food drive,” she said. “It goes to show when we all do a little, it can be huge!”
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