DFT Communications gives back with ‘Bundle Up For the Holidays’ tree of giving

Submitted Photo Representatives from DFT Communications presented Chautauqua County Rural Ministry with the items collected on DFT’s “Bundle Up For The Holidays” Giving Tree. Pictured left to right are: Dan Siracuse, DFT marketing & public relations manager; Erin Riley, DFT customer service representative; Kathleen Peterson, executive director, CCRM; and Bridget Majka, director of programs at CCRM.

Over this past holiday season and as part of an ongoing commitment of giving back to the community, the employees, families, and friends of DFT Communications once again conducted the annual holiday “Bundle Up For The Holidays” campaign to help out a neighbor in need. Donations of hats, mittens, gloves, scarves, socks and blankets and other items were used to decorate a Christmas tree inside the lobby of The Netsync Store located at 38 Temple St., Fredonia beginning the day after Thanksgiving and running through Dec. 14. Through the generosity of so many wonderful people, the annual giving tree continues to be a great success!

“We at DFT are very proud of our commitment to this annual community service project. Our employees and many customers and neighbors are very generous and have donated items to keep those in need warm during the cold weather months for many years now. It warms our hearts to know that we can at least reach out and help some of their needs through this project. We will remain committed to this project for many years to come,” stated Dan Siracuse, marketing & public relations manager with DFT Communications. “This is just one of the many community service projects DFT remains committed to participating in during the year.”

During this time, the tree was brightly decorated with warm weather donations from DFT Communications employees and families as well as customers, several neighboring residents and some local businesses. All of the items collected were presented to Rural Ministry who then distributed the items to families in need to help keep them warmer during this winter season.

Kathleen Peterson, executive director of Chautauqua County Rural Ministry also stated, “For many years, the employees and customers of DFT have provided winter warmth to local children and their families. Over this time, it has gone from hats and mittens, to blankets, socks, footies and scarves. The generosity of all involved keeps those less fortunate warm in Northern Chautauqua County.”

All of our customers as well as everyone in the community are invited and welcome to join in the effort. All donations are greatly appreciated.

We wish to extend a warm and heartfelt thank you to everyone who has participated in the past and also for their continued generosity in helping to keep those in need warm during the winter season.