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Rockville Holiday Drive Generates $57,000

Volunteers and donors will be recognized Monday

In December, 320 people contributed more than 500 volunteer hours to the Holiday Drive. Credit: City of Rockville
In December, 320 people contributed more than 500 volunteer hours to the Holiday Drive. Credit: City of Rockville

Rockville’s annual Holiday Drive collected more than $57,000 in gifts of food, toys, gift cards and monetary donations for people in need.

The holiday drive was held in December and January and has been going on for more than 40 years. This year’s bounty was a 9-percent increase over the prior year, the city said in a news release Thursday.

Rockville will recognize volunteers and donors to the Holiday Drive at the Mayor and Council meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday. 

By the numbers 

55
The number of families matched through the Family Sponsorship program. Sponsors provided gifts tailored to each family's specific needs. 

204
The number of seniors and households without children to receive a gift card from a local grocery store in December. 

320
The total number of people who contributed to the Holiday Drive. According to the city, contributions from 100 donors were used to purchase food, toys and gift cards. An additional 30 donors, including schools and churches, organized food and toy drives in support of the drive. 

323
The number of youths ages 11-18 who received gift cards from local stores in December

400
The number of coats donated during the city’s third annual coat drive, coordinated by the Lincoln Park Community Center, in partnership with the Gaithersburg Burlington Coat Factory. Coats were collected at city facilities between Jan. 2 and Jan. 9.

500+
The total number of volunteer hours dedicated to Holiday Drive activities. 

572
The number of children age 10 and younger who received new toys in December. 

1,144
The number of new toys provided in December 

$3,400
The total number of gift card donations received 

$17,000
The total amount of cash donations received.

$37,000
The total number of food and toy donations received. 

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