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DRBA Employees Celebrate Season of Giving
100 Thanksgiving Care Packages Destined for Area Schools
 
            (New Castle, DE)  For the past several years, Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) employees have organized and prepared Thanksgiving Care Packages for needy families in New Jersey and Delaware. The Thanksgiving baskets, which will be distributed locally to 100 needy families, contain a turkey, stuffing, yams, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, sweet peas, carrots, cranberry sauce, juice, gravy, pie, and rolls. In addition, each care package also consists of aluminum trays for the recipient family to cook the meal.
 
            DRBA employees will deliver Thanksgiving care packages for fifty (50) families in Gloucester and Cape May Counties in New Jersey and for fifty (50) families in New Castle and Sussex Counties in Delaware. The deliveries will be made to designated schools within the selected districts. An employee committee was formed to coordinate everything from grocery shopping, acquiring the baskets to transport the meals, assembling the meal baskets, and delivering the care packages to local school districts who will get them to families in need. Employees have volunteered their time to assemble and deliver the baskets.
 
Distribution Schedule:
New Castle County, Delaware: On Wednesday, November 24 at approximately 9:00 a.m., twenty-five (25) care packages will be delivered to the following Colonial School District locations in New Castle, Delaware: Colwyck Elementary, 12 Landers Lane; Eisenberg Elementary, 27 Landers Lane; John G. Leach School, 10 Landers Lane; Castle Hills Elementary, 502 Moores Lane; McCullough Middle School, 20 Chase Avenue.
 
Gloucester County, New Jersey: On Monday, November 22 at approximately 1:00 p.m., twenty-five (25) care packages will also be delivered to the Herma S. Simmons Elementary School, 300 West Chestnut Street, Clayton.
 
Cape May County, New Jersey: On Monday, November 22 at approximately 10:00 a.m., twenty-five (25) care packages will be delivered to Glenwood Elementary School, 2900 New York Avenue, Wildwood.
 
Sussex County, Delaware: On Monday, November 22, at approximately 10:00 a.m., twenty-five (25) care packages will be delivered to the following school in the Indian River School District: Georgetown Elementary 301-A West Market Street, Georgetown.
 
            The Community Initiatives Committee Jody Bock-Hauck, Denise Ferrigno, Shannon Goad, Michelle Griscom-Collins, Laura Hanna, Kenny Hynson, Marge Johnson, Diane Klineburger, Peggy Lamanna, Sandra McKinney, Bernadette Minton, Susan Polak, Dana Read, June Reidenbach, and Dawn Williams. The DRBA is an organization of people serving people. The Authority‚Äôs community involvement reflects its 40-year history of giving back to the community and public it serves. For more than fifteen years, DRBA employees have reached out to their neighbors in both Delaware and New Jersey, hoping to make their holiday season a little brighter.
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