RMV Targets the Hungry for Holiday Giving
(Boston, MA)—Registrar Rachel Kaprielian kicked off the RMV’s holiday giving campaign at the Greater Boston Food Bank’s annual “Chain of Giving” event, joining Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino in unloading thousands of turkeys destined for food pantries and soup kitchens.
The RMV is partnering with GBFB and three other regional food banks in collecting food and grocery staples at all 35 branch offices across the state.
“With so many more people living on the margin this year, our employees felt it best to collect the basics during what may be a very lean holiday season for many families,” said Registrar Kaprielian. “Knowing our employees, they’ll have the boxes full in no time. I’m calling on all our customers to bring in a canned good or other non-perishable item if you need to visit any of our branches.”
The RMV’s giving campaign will run through the end of the year. Branches in the eastern part of Massachusetts will collect for GBFB while RMV offices in other regions have been assigned to the Worcester County Food Bank, Western Mass Food Bank and Merrimack Valley Food Bank.
In addition, each branch will work with the Home for Little Wanderers and the New England Shelter for Homeless Veteran’s in adopting families and veterans and fulfilling their holiday wish lists.