Another example of how the Warwick community unites to make a difference is the annual Holiday Project for Children in Need.
Warwick Valley Rotarians and Warwick Lions Club members organize the event with assistance from Chosun Taekwondo’s Leadership Team, the Backpack Snack Attack Program and the Warwick Reformed Church, plus many local businesses and individuals working together to create a memorable holiday for local families in need.
The committee works for months to put this event together. An estimated 180 children will be served at this year’s holiday party, scheduled as a “drive-through” Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Warwick Reformed Church.
Families and children will remain in their cars. Gifts will be brought to them by special volunteers.
Rumor has it that Santa will be there.
All the children will receive giant gift bags filled with an outfit of clothing, shoes, a holiday-themed craft, some special treats and a toy chosen just for them. The children will also receive a ShopRite gift card.
Members of the community sponsor the children by donating financially or by shopping for a specific child and providing the items indicated.
To contact the committee to offer help or for more information, contact Warwick Rotary at P.O. Box 121 or warwickvalleyrotary.org; or Warwick Lions Club at (845) 986-1681, P.O. Box 208, or firstname.lastname@example.org.