In Photo: Representatives from DFT Communications presented Chautauqua County Rural Ministry with the items collected on DFT’s “Bundle Up For The Holidays” Giving Tree. Pictured looking over some of the items are Brooke Kolassa, DFT Communications Senior Small Business and Residential Support Specialist and Kathleen Peterson, Executive Director, Chautauqua County Rural Ministry.
Over this past holiday season, the employees, families, and friends of DFT Communications once again conducted their annual “Bundle Up For The Holidays” campaign. The purpose of this drive has always been to help out our neighbors in need. Donations of hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, socks, blankets and other items decorated a Christmas tree inside the lobby of The Netsync Store. Collections began the week after Thanksgiving and ran through Monday, December 14th. Through the generosity of so many wonderful people, the annual giving tree continues to be a great success!
“We at DFT are very proud of our commitment to this annual community service project. Our employees, customers and neighbors are very generous. They have donated items to keep those in need warm during the cold weather months for many years now. It warms our hearts to know that we can at least reach out and help some of their needs. We will remain committed to this project for many years to come”, states Dan Siracuse, Marketing & Public Relations Manager with DFT Communications. “This is just one of the many community service projects DFT remains committed to participating in during the year”.
During this time, the tree was brightly decorated with warm items for cold weather. These items were donated DFT Communications employees and families as well as customers, several neighboring residents and some local businesses. All of the items collected were presented to Rural Ministry. They distributed the items to families in need to help keep them warmer during this winter season.
Kathleen Peterson, Executive Director of Chautauqua County Rural Ministry also stated, “For many years, the employees and customers of DFT have provided winter warmth to local children and their families. Over this time, it has gone from hats and mittens, to blankets, socks, footies and scarves. The generosity of all involved keeps those less fortunate warm in Northern Chautauqua County”.
Everyone in the community is invited to join in the effort. All donations are greatly appreciated.
We wish to extend a warm and heartfelt thank you to everyone who has participated. Their continued generosity has helped to keep those in need warm during the winter season.