In this busy season of hustle and bustle, it is heartwarming to know that people still take time to stop and care for others. Service clubs, though helpful in so many ways throughout the year, always seem to come together with added enthusiasm and energy at the holidays to make sure that people aren't forgotten.
“This year, in lieu of delivering Christmas Food Baskets to those in need, the Kiwanis Club of Oakdale donated funds to Oakdale’s Community Sharing to provide approximately 100 families with Christmas meals,” said Sheryl Wikoff-Silva, Kiwanis Club volunteer.
The Oakdale High School Key Club, following the lead of their parent club, kept the spirit alive as well by hosting a sock drive to gather socks for the Oakdale Rescue Mission.
“After donating the socks, the group chose to spread their holiday cheer a little further,” explained Wikoff-Silva.
The group enjoyed the opportunity to go Christmas caroling at Belmare Assisted Living, Astoria and the Oakdale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, before enjoying a Christmas party of their own.