Worcester, MA – Christmas is sure to be much merrier this year for more than 500 individuals served by Ascentria Care Alliance — one of the largest human service organizations in New England--thanks to the generosity of our community partners. Wish lists for warm winter clothes, non-perishable food, games, toys, crafts, gift cards, school supplies, diapers, formula, bedding, household items and bus passes are being fulfilled! These gifts will be shared with individuals and families in Ascentria’s Teen Parenting programs in MA; Foster Care programs in MA and NH; Services for New Americans programs in MA and NH; Unaccompanied Refugee Minors program in MA; and our Mental Health and Disability Services in MA and ME.
“Community partnerships are key to the success of our mission,” noted Tim Johnstone, Ascentria’s executive vice president of community services. “We are very fortunate to have so many organizations willing to help the individuals and families that we serve.”
In particular, we are grateful for the kindness and the generosity of the following faith groups, corporate partners, colleges and universities and community supporters: Advent Lutheran Church, Middleboro, MA; Anna Maria College, Paxton, MA; Bedford Presbyterian Church, Bedford, NH; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Boston, MA; Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Natick, MA; Christ Lutheran Church, Scituate, MA; Christ Lutheran Church, West Boylston, MA; Christ the King Lutheran Church, Holliston, MA; Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints, The Women’s Relief Society, Marlborough, MA; Clark University, Worcester, MA; Concordia Lutheran Church, Concord, NH; Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Norwood, MA; Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Worcester, MA; Faith Lutheran Church, Andover, MA; Fallon Community Health Plan, Worcester, MA; First Lutheran Church, Brockton, MA; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, N. Quincy, MA; Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Westborough, MA; Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, N.Easton, MA; House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Hingham, MA; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Holden, MA; Lifesong Church, Worcester, MA; Lutheran Church of the Cross, Hanover, MA; Peace Lutheran Church, Wayland, MA; Reliant Medical Group, Worcester, MA; St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Worcester, MA; St. Paul Lutheran Church, Arlington, MA; Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church, Salem, NH and Zion Lutheran Church, Oxford, MA.