One day of giving plus seven locations equals hundreds and hundreds of smiles. That kind of holiday math is the new normal for Victor and Farmington residents.
What started four years ago as a simple clothing giveaway for moms in a local church basement has now mushroomed into a full Day of Giving, which this year was held Saturday at various locations in the town and village. Spearheaded by the Victor Farmington Food Cupboard, the food, clothing, books, and gift giveaway is fueled by local churches, businesses and volunteers.
Dina Strasser, four-time coordinator of the clothing giveaway, said she’s in awe of how much the event has expanded.
“Because we have such a tight association with the Victor Farmington Food Cupboard, it just sort of grew,” Strasser said.
Christmas stockings packed to the brim, free gift-wrapped books for children and adults, and tables heaped with folded, sorted and labeled clothing were available at Town Hall. Angel Tree gifts, hats, scarves, mittens and gloves were available at Willowbrook Church. Winter coats were available and free breakfast and dinner were served at Victor First Presbyterian Church. Free haircuts were provided at First United Methodist Church and food baskets were distributed at St. John’s Lutheran Church and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
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