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Reeds Ferry Sheds, Employees Sponsor 72 Kids in Need

Employees from Reeds Ferry ready to deliver needed items and special gifts to children through the Nashua Soup Kitchen’s Holiday Gifts program. (Photo courtesy of Reeds Ferry Sheds)

Reeds Ferry Sheds in Hudson, New Hampshire, reports the company and employees sponsored 72 kids in partnership with the Nashua Soup Kitchen’s Holiday Gifts program, providing each child with a shirt, a pair of pants, a pair of shoes, and one “wish gift.”

At the start, it was decided employees would sponsor 30 children and the company would sponsor 30 children. 

Laurie Blanchette, director of operations, received the list of children, their sizes and wish items. 

 “So many employees decided to sponsor a child (purchase all the items they needed) that she had to dip into the 30 children that she had put aside for the company to sponsor so that she had enough for each employee who wanted to participate,” Reeds Ferry Sheds says.

Blanchette reached back out to the Nashua Soup Kitchen to get more children so the company could still match what the employees were doing. 

The majority of the items were delivered on Dec. 3 with a drop off of any last-minute items coming in the following week.

Reeds Ferry Sheds says the Nashua Soup Kitchen was grateful for all the donations. The children received new clothes, shoes, winter gear, toys, books, bicycles, electric scooters, diapers, highchairs, and gift cards. 

Families were able to have holiday gifts that they otherwise would not have been able to afford. They also each received a large “goodie” bag full of essentials like laundry detergent, toilet paper, and other toiletries. 

“The employees of Reeds Ferry really enjoyed picking out a specific child and getting items for them, it made it very personal, and we were very happy with the outcome,” the company says. 

“We look forward to continuing our yearly tradition of giving back to the community that we are in and are grateful for the opportunity.”

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