‘Tis the Season for Giving in Troy
The City of Troy would like to spread the word this holiday season about four opportunities to give back to those in need.
24th annual Police & Alliance Mobile Health Holiday Food & Gift Drive
We encourage Troy residents to support the 24th annual Police & Alliance Mobile Health Holiday Food & Gift Drive. You can contribute by “adopting a family,” making a monetary donation or donating food to the effort. Non-perishable food can be dropped off at the Troy Police Department Front Desk during business hours through Wednesday, December 12 and monetary donations (checks payable to Alliance Mobile Health) or gift cards will be accepted until Monday, December 17.
Troy People Concerned “Adopt a Family”
Troy People Concerned (TPC) helps Troy citizens who find themselves in crisis situations. TPC receives more requests for help during the holidays than any other time of year. If you would like to donate, you can make up a holiday food basket, adopt a family so they have holiday gifts, or donate local grocery store gift certificates. Call 248.528.9199 to find out other ways you can help out or visit troypeopleconcerned.org.
Decorate the Winter Warmer Trees
The Troy Women’s Association sponsors Winter Warmer Trees at three locations in Troy. Everyone is invited to donate new mittens, gloves, scarves, and hats to hang on the tree. These winter warmer donation s will be distributed to local organizations supporting needy children and families. Trees will be on display now through December 20 at Troy City Hall, Troy Library, and Troy Community Center.
Cell Phones for Soldiers
The City of Troy and nonprofit Cell Phones for Soldiers are asking Troy Residents to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones. Funds raised from the recycling of cellular phones are used to purchase prepaid international calling cards. For every donated phone valued at $5, Cell Phones for Soldiers is able to provide two and a half hours of free talk time to deployed troops. Since being founded by two teenagers in 2004, the non-profit has supplied more than 300 million minutes of free talk time to deployed soldiers. A donation box is located at City Hall in the Community Affairs Department this holiday season, and will remain there all year long.
Toys for Tots
There is a Toys for Tots collection box at Troy City Hall on the second floor outside of the City Council Chambers. Please donate new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls in need this holiday season. The collection box will be there until December 20.
For more information on any of these programs, contact: Cindy Stewart at 248.524.1147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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