Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Jefferson County Democrats Give Back

The Jefferson County Democratic Committee (JCDC) recently stopped by the Watertown Urban Mission to drop off hundreds of dollar of bathroom products brought together in a recent fundraiser. These items will go to those less fortunate across the North Country.

Pictured: L/R
JCDC Vice Chair Ron Cole, Executive Director
Erika Flint and JCDC Chairman, Sean Hennessey
When our fundraising team discussed developing a giving campaign for our committee we discussed a number of different programs to help those in need. Most the ideas were based around toys for children or food for the table. The idea of raising funds and bathroom products made a lot of sense. When most people think holiday they don’t think tooth paste, deodorant or shampoo but that’s why we chose it. These are the things that can be in short supply in the holiday season and it’s something hard to do without.

Sandra Cole, JCDC Secretary and founder of the “Discover the Meaning” program was overjoyed when she found the mounds of products brought in the evening of the event. “The outpouring was spectacular and the products delivered are top shelf. This is a program that’s grown year after year and this year was no exception. I’m so happy everyone came out and showed such support.” Said Mrs. Cole.
Some of the items donated by the JCDC

The Discover program was created several years ago to get members of the JCDC out in our community raising much needed funds and doing good deeds for members of our community in need.

This was a win win for our committee.” Said JCDC Chairman Sean Hennessey “Our committee gets to come together and have a great time while pooling much needed resources for the base of our party. We’re so pleased that it worked out so well and we’re looking forward to our next Discover the Meaning program.”
Fun Fun Fun at Bistro 108

Executive Director of the Watertown Urban Mission Erika Flint said of the donation from the JCDC “Thank you so much. Government programs don't cover items such as shampoo, deodorant, razors, or soap, and too often on tight budgets people cut these items to save money. We depend on generous gifts like this one to make sure people get the hygiene items they need to stay healthy and rise above their struggles.”

Donating to the Watertown Urban Mission is easy. If you have money, canned goods, clothes…whatever you can drop those items off right at their office on Factory St. in Watertown. You can also check them out on FaceBook by clicking HERE.

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