Letter: Portland, Falmouth businesses chip in

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This past week I volunteered to put together some Easter baskets for the children staying at the Preble Street Family Shelter. Nearly all the donations for the baskets came from local businesses, and I was truly touched by their generous contributions.

In tough economic times, it seems charitable allocations are the first to get cut. Yet these small businesses were quick to give, and gave so much. I left shops with so many overflowing bags that, for a moment, I was worried that not everything would fit into the baskets.

Thank you to Rainbow Toys, Falmouth Dental Health, European Bakery, Treehouse Toys, Coastal Maine Popcorn Co., Communiques, the Portland Sea Dogs and Target for their thoughtful gifts. I look forward to continuing to support their businesses, just as they have supported our community.

Caroline Goggin