May we express our sincere gratitude for your generous support of our 2016 Holiday Drive that took place at the end of last year. We would now like to inform you that the Drive has been successfully completed and that the numerous gifts and the heartfelt expressions of goodwill from community members have been delivered to 30 families, consisting of 71 individuals.
This was our 16th Holiday Drive and we received more donations than ever before. We believe this is the result of our Holiday Drive becoming better known in the community and also the activities of JSS in general, becoming increasingly recognized by the community.
We would also like to emphasize that the 2016 Holiday Drive would not have been so successful had it not been for community members who kindly allowed us to place the donation boxes on their premises. As well, JSS could not have accomplished this enormous task without the diligent effort of numerous volunteers who were involved in the planning, publicity, sorting, packing and delivering of the gift boxes to each family.
Once again we would like to express our gratitude to all the individuals and volunteers who through donations and through hard work contributed towards a successful Holiday Drive. Your ongoing and loyal support of this JSS activity is very much appreciated.
We would also like to thank you for your support of JSS during 2016. With your kind support we shall be able to continue our programs and activities in 2017 as well.
Japanese Social Services
Holiday Drive Team