Thank you to the people who live a generous life

Our community has once again demonstrated the true meaning of Christmas with their generous and kind spirits. Since 1994, the “Gingerbread Project” of Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home has reached out to an agency that works with children and families to help brighten their holidays. For the past six years, families who receive services from the Mental Health Association in Fulton & Montgomery counties were fortunate to benefit from the generosity of NLH’s staff. During a time when many parents are struggling to provide holiday gifts, those parents were overcome with joy and appreciation of the brightly wrapped presents to adorn their Christmas tree and create everlasting memories for their children.

The program is anonymous and those participating in the Gingerbread Project will never know the names of the children they have so deeply affected. So, thank you to everyone who generously opened their hearts and donated this holiday season to the “Gingerbread Project” and especially Kelly Colby, for her commitment to coordinating this effort. Your acts of kindness made the holidays brighter for so many of our littlest members of our community.

On behalf of the families we serve, a sincere thank you to the people who continue to purposefully live a generous life knowing that “Those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.” Booker T. Washington.

JANINE DYKEMAN, executive director

Mental Health Association in Fulton & Montgomery Counties Inc.

Johnstown