Homeless shelter director thanks community for holiday giving

To the Editor:

On behalf of the board of directors, staff and especially the residents and clients of the Beth-El Center shelter and soup kitchen, I want to thank those members of the greater Milford community for their incredible spirit of giving over the holidays.

We are always grateful for the outpouring of generosity throughout the year, but the holiday season brings such an amazing reflection of the big-heartedness of this “small city with a big heart.”  The expressions of giving were astonishing. From those who “adopted” a resident or family in the shelter to the faith communities, individuals and businesses who donated food, paper goods, gift cards and monetary donations, our center was truly blessed.

This time of year especially, when the efforts of so many insure that our residents and clients have a happy holiday season, warms our hearts.  As the staff here can attest, the blessings are countless and, with the help of so many, we were able to make some wishes come true for those in need and to provide hope for a brighter future.

Thank you so very much for all you do throughout the year and particularly during the holiday season. We wish everyone a wonderful new year filled with peace and joy.

Toni Dolan

Executive Director