By SHELBY ASHLINE
Thursday, December 22, 2016
GREENFIELD — The navy blue couches at The RECOVER Project were piled high with stuffed animals, board games, books, clothes and an abundance of other toys Thursday morning, marking the third year of Giving Back in Greenfield.
Through Giving Back in Greenfield, staff at The RECOVER Project — a peer-to-peer addiction recovery group — collected new and used toy donations for several weeks. Families in need were then welcomed into The RECOVER Project’s offices on Federal Street to pick out a few items from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.
The program, according to organizer Heather Taylor, is intended to ensure that all local children will have presents come Christmas Day, regardless of what their families can afford. Taylor said families came from across Franklin County and even as far away as Springfield to take advantage of Giving Back in Greenfield, displaying significant gratitude for the invaluable help in getting toys for their own children and relatives.