Letters to the Editor-Day of Caring returns later this month

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State Rep. Betty Poirier. File photo

Representative Elizabeth “Betty” Poirier (R-North Attleboro) would like to invite you to join her for the Betty’s Angel’s “7th Day of Caring” which will be held in front of the Community School, in North Attleborough, on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

In partnership with Michelle Trimbach of North Attleboro Junior Football, including the football players, the cheerleaders, their families and Don Cerone, I am hoping that this day will provide an opportunity for all of the residents, of our town, to come together to assist those in our community who need help in providing meals for themselves and their families. Don Cerone will provide a large front-end loader, which will be in front of Community School from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., for the collection of the food items.

Although we are unable to enjoy the games as we have always been able to in the past, due to the COVID pandemic, I am hoping that we, as a community, can still come together to assist our neighbors in need by filling the loader with non-perishable food items. The summer is a time that is very slow with donations to our food pantry but, unfortunately, the need does not go away.

We are an exceptional community with great pride in all we are able to contribute to this wonderful quality of life that we are able to enjoy….let us share some of what we have so that others may also be able to enjoy the same quality of life,” said Poirier. “Especially in this pandemic which has brought on a new normal for everyone but much uncertainty and difficulty for many individuals and families.”

Also, I would like to thank everyone who has already donated to the “Supply Sacks Program”, another endeavor that I have committed to, for the past several years and will be ongoing until September 18, 2020.

The Supply Sacks Program is dedicated to assist the immense number of children who reside in foster care in our town as well as surrounding communities. Any donation including back packs, school supplies, personal care items, clothing, toys or books are greatly appreciated and may be dropped at our two designated locations: the North Attleboro Town Hall Lobby (located at 43 South Washington Street in North Attleboro) and Collection Boxes, directly outside the main entrance doors, at the Attleboro YMCA (located at 63 North Main Street in Attleboro).

These two programs are designed to assist two very essential programs and needs – “A Day of Caring” to provide non-essential food items to Lenore’s Pantry and “Supply Sacks” to provide basic material needs for children newly entering the Foster Care System. Please know that all of your donations are extremely appreciated.

Thank you, Elizabeth Poirier, State Representative