Pandemic doesn’t stop Minisink Cares from helping 140 children this holiday season

Minisink cares logoApproximately 140 children will be the beneficiaries of gifts and food baskets this holiday season due to the generosity of donors to Minisink Cares.

This year marks the 31st year the Minisink Cares organization has been helping community members deal with difficult times.

“While it has been a tough couple of years and we still have a few ‘hiccups’ in running full steam ahead due to COVID-19 guidelines, we’re here and working hard to help the families in need,” said Debbie Roda, Minisink Cares Board of Directors president,

bags of toysEach family will receive gifts for each of their children and ShopRite cards for perishable items to go with the food basket they will receive from a local organization.

“We know the families are grateful for the help during these difficult times by the things they say when they are picking up the donations,” Ms. Roda said.  “I can’t thank the sponsors enough. They are generous and they are beyond kind.  This community is filled with wonderful, loving people.”

Anyone interested in contributing to the effort can reach out to Ms. Roda at

2021 Minisink Cares donors