Community Backing Drives Success of ServiceNet’s Giving Tree for Family Shelters and REACH Program

ServiceNet, a leading provider of innovative mental health and human services in western Massachusetts, held its second annual Giving Tree initiative, aimed at supporting children and families in ServiceNet’s family shelters and REACH early intervention program.  

Thanks to the outpouring of support from the western Massachusetts community, hundreds of gifts, books, blankets, and various other items were collected. These donations will bring joy to the children and families within our programs, while enriching our communal play areas and fostering a nurturing, supportive environment for all involved. 

This year’s campaign achieved remarkable success, owing much to the partnership with the Greenfield Health Department for a toy drive to support the 45 families at the Days Inn, as well as for the 16 families housed at the Greenfield Family Inn on Federal Street and at other sites scattered throughout the city. The toys will also benefit the REACH program, which works with families across Hampshire and Franklin County.  

Additionally, a collaboration with staff in the surgical unit at Cooley Dickenson Hospital in Northampton, individual community members from across all of western Massachusetts, and other local entities greatly contributed to the initiative’s success. The collective effort also involved staff members from ServiceNet’s administrative building, who helped wrap the donated gifts, as well as a group of 8th-grade volunteers from the Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School.  

The toys will be delivered to ServiceNet’s three family shelters and the REACH program on Friday.  

“We are immensely grateful for the incredible response and generosity of our community partners and volunteers,” said Polly Normand, Vice President of Community Programs at ServiceNet. “This year’s Giving Tree initiative has demonstrated the remarkable impact we can achieve when we come together. The contributions received will make a meaningful difference in the lives of the families and children we serve.” 

ServiceNet extends its appreciation to everyone who contributed to making this initiative a resounding success.  

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