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Community Services Council of Woodbury Looking to Spread the Light

Community Services Council of Woodbury

Bob Taylor, President of the Community Services Council of Woodbury, and volunteer Nancy Mackey display the star lanterns that Council volunteers will place on trees at Woodbury’s town greens along Main Street on the Fourth of July.

WOODBURY – The Community Services Council of Woodbury is holding its seventh annual “Spread the Light” fundraising appeal through the end of June. The council invites donors to support its mission of compassion and set town greens aglow with starlight on the Fourth of July.

Donors to the Spread the Light appeal are invited to make memorial or honorary dedications that will be represented by the star lanterns. Community Services Council volunteers will place on trees at Woodbury’s town greens along Main Street on the Fourth of July.

Each star lantern, which also will be illuminated for evening display, will represent a dedication made through a donation of $10 or more to the campaign. Donors’ inscriptions of dedications also will be on view throughout July on paper stars displayed at the Woodbury Public Library.

Proceeds from the Spread the Light appeal will support the mission of the Community Services Council to provide food, fuel and emergency assistance to low-income households in Woodbury.

The Community Services Council is an independent nonprofit organization and relies exclusively on private donations and grants to sustain programs including the Woodbury Food Bank, supplementary heating and energy assistance, and short-term aid to families in financial crisis.

How to Make a Donation

Donations by mail should be made payable to the Community Services Council and addressed to the CSCW, PO Box 585, Woodbury CT 06798. Donors should indicate “Spread the Light” on the memo line and enclose one or more memorial or honorary dedications if desired.

“This celebration has provided an especially moving witness to the many quiet acts of volunteer service and generosity of spirit that members of our community offer each day to ease the burdens and brighten the future of our neighbors in need,” Community Services Council President Bob Taylor said. “We are mindful of the important responsibility we bear as our community’s agents in spreading and sharing their light of compassion.”

In the event that the weather forecast indicates a high probability of inclement weather for July 4, the star lantern display on town greens will be rescheduled to an alternate weekend date in early July. For additional information, contact Taylor at community.services.council@gmail.com or at (203) 263-3869.

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