SYFS gift card drive ends tomorrow, donations needed

by susan on December 14, 2009

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Donations to the annual Southborough Youth and Family Services (SYFS) gift card drive this year have been low. SYFS set up collection boxes at Finn, Woodward, and Neary, and as of last week each box contained no more than five gift cards. And with a deadline of tomorrow, Southborough families need your help.

Here’s a message from SYFS about the gift card drive:

Each holiday season we orchestrate a Holiday giving program that quietly provides necessities and gifts for families who are in a crisis. When life is bleak, the holidays can be impossibly difficult. In the past, through the understanding compassion and generosity of townspeople, we have been able to keep heat on in some homes by distributing oil coupons. We have ensured that children would have winter jackets, snow-pants, and boots. Underwear and pajamas were replenished and grocery coupons helped to put food in bare cabinets.

There is a particular need for pharmacy, grocery, and gas gift cards, so as you’re out and about tonight, swing by Walgreens or one of the gas stations in town and pick up a card or two. You can drop them off in the designated boxes in the lobby of Finn, Woodward, or Neary.

For more information, contact SYFS at (508) 481-5676.

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