HAVOC and COOP Holiday Giving
Hamilton community service programs HAVOC and COOP collected food, gifts and other items to make the holidays a bit happier for some local families in need.
The Hamilton Association for Volunteering, Outreach and Charity (HAVOC) sponsored a holiday Mitten Tree, bearing gift requests from children with a need, and collected about 110 gifts. The children’s gift requests came through Johnson Park Center (JPC) in Utica, Upstate Cerebral Palsy and Hospice.
Hamilton's Community Outreach and Opportunity Project (COOP) held an employee drive and collected goods for 15 food baskets for JPC, three boxes of crafts and music supplies for the House of the Good Shepherd, and 50 gifts for Upstate Cerebral Palsy.