UTICA, N.Y. – YWCA Mohawk Valley received a donation by Julie’s Christmas Wishes Program.
The initiative was founded by employees at Northern Safety and Industrial in honor of Julie Fatata – she was an employee who lost her battle with cancer, but loved giving back to the community.
The program committee spent months collecting donations and hosting fundraisers in Julie’s memory.
Their donation to the YWCA MV included cleaning products, personal care items, bedding, pajamas, socks, slippers, diapers, baby wipes, and a variety of gift cards, and a number of laptops and a $1,000 check.
“It was a true pleasure to do this in Julie’s memory,” said the committee members in a statement. “She continues to be our role model for giving back to our community. Her generosity and caring ways will always inspire us to carry on her memories through Julie’s Christmas Wishes Program.”
It will be used in the Y’s emergency shelter and safe dwelling.