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
The number of families matched through the Family Sponsorship program. Sponsors provided gifts tailored to each family's specific needs.
The number of seniors and households without children to receive a gift card from a local grocery store in December.
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.
The number of youths ages 11-18 who received gift cards from local stores in December
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.
The total number of volunteer hours dedicated to Holiday Drive activities.
The number of children age 10 and younger who received new toys in December.
The number of new toys provided in December
The total number of gift card donations received
The total amount of cash donations received.
The total number of food and toy donations received.