Letter: Community sharing shines on


Letter: Community sharing shines onTo the Editor:I'd like to thank all the individuals and organizations who donated their time and resources to the Community Sharing Project this year.We are an organization of volunteers who help our fellow neighbors in need living in Dorset, Danby, Rupert, Pawlet and Wells. CSP helped 157 families this Christmas season, an effort made entirely possible thanks to donors like you. Every holiday season, we provide families with brand new boots, clothes, toys and a bountiful food basket that includes a turkey, potatoes and so much more. We also provide gift certificates to Price Chopper. During the week of Dec. 17, it was as though the magic of Santa Claus had turned the Dorset Church vestry into his little workshop, brimming with the bounty of our community's generosity.On behalf of my fellow committee members Karen Allen, Meg Mithoefer, and Jane LoBrutto, our most heartfelt thanks go out to all the organizations, families and corporate donors who either made monetary donations or purchased clothes, toys or food. We thank the businesses that hosted our Angel trees, which provide community members the necessary "shopping lists" to provide for the specific needs of our recipients.We also thank those who held toy drives and all the schools and businesses that provided food baskets. And, to all who donated their time to the planning and organization leading up to and including our distribution day Dec. 21, we cannot thank you enough.Having worked with CSP for 19 years, I never cease to be amazed and delighted by the acts of kindness and the magic of the season that converge right before our eyes in the true spirit of giving. I've learned that through each of our own small gifts and contributions, our little community continues to overflow with abundance for the benefit of all. On behalf of CSP, I thank you.Beth EyreDorset



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