Talbot County Government employees participated in making the holidays brighter for families in Talbot County. For the 12th year, Talbot County employees participated in the Adopt-A-Family Program coordinated in partnership with the Talbot County Department of Social Services. County employees adopted five families through the program with Talbot County Department of Emergency Services – D Shift, families and golfers at Hog Neck Golf Course, the Sheriff’s Office, and the Department of Corrections each adopting families this year. Other County departments contributed items to cover the additional families, as well as provided extra toys which were shared with the Department of Social Services.
Photo: For the 12th year, Talbot County employees participated in the Adopt-A-Family Program – this year adopting five families in Talbot County. This program is coordinated in partnership with the Talbot County Department of Social Services. Pictured left to right are Susan Moran and Karen Roberts, Office of the Talbot County Council, with toys collected for local families.
According to Karen Roberts, Office of the Talbot County Council, “We are happy to be able to provide each family with everything from household items and personal care products, to clothing and toys for the children. It was amazing to see the generosity of our employees at work.”
Separately, Talbot County Government employees contributed $2,187 to the Brighter Christmas Fund through fundraising for casual days throughout the year and coordinated a food-drive during November to benefit the Neighborhood Service Center’s food pantry, collecting enough food to fill several large boxes.
Councilman Frank Divilio comments, “Our employees have huge hearts. We adopted two more families this year which is a testament to their generosity in helping those in need. This has been an unprecedented year for so many people and our County employees have stepped in the gap to help.”