Holy Trinity once again participated in the Windham Area Interfaith Ministry Adopt a Family Program, as it has done many times over the years. The program is designed to assist families of limited income who may be in crisis and unable to provide a holiday meal or gifts for their children during the Christmas season.
On Sunday, December 19, the Holy Trinity community wrapped all the gifts for its adopted family, then delivered them after Divine Liturgy and at the conclusion of Coffee Hour. The response this year, in particular, was overwhelming. Many from the church traveled to our adopted family and hand-delivered the Christmas gifts for children, which also included various gift certificates and money. We gathered on the family's front yard and sang several Christmas Carols as well.
Zlotnick Construction Incorporated (ZCI) from nearby Mansfield partnered with Holy Trinity this year, and the response from both ZCI & Holy Trinity was extraordinarily generous.
"After not adopting a family for perhaps three years, our entire community was excited to be able to once again bring some Christmas cheer to not just a family in need, but one from Willimantic, the town our church is located in," HTOC pastor Father Marc Vranes noted. "Supporting a family from our own community is essential, as it serves to link us to the community where we regularly worship in."
Thank you to all those from Holy Trinity who purchased gifts, and to Peter Zlotnick, Greg Zlotnick, and to ZCI employees for their generous support this year. A special note of thanks to Mrs Katrina Fetzko from Holy Trinity who coordinated the Adopt a Family Program this year.