Windsor philanthropist drops by for Thanksgiving
October 6, 2021 3:00 a.m.
It will be a happy Thanksgiving for some of Windsor-Essex’s vulnerable population, again thanks to the generosity of a local businessman.
Hand in Hand Support, a Windsor-based non-profit organization that helps clients recover from drug addiction and make contributions to the community, will receive a Thanksgiving gift from philanthropist Sam Sinjari . With Sinjari’s support, Hand in Hand will receive a freezer, as well as a full Thanksgiving meal, so guests can enjoy a hot holiday dinner.
Hand in Hand chief executive Elizabeth Geddes said the donation would help customers become one.
“We are very grateful for Mr. Sinjari’s generosity as we could not get there without this kind of support,” Geddes said in a press release. “This Thanksgiving, we want to make sure that the men and women who stay with us can be part of our family here at Hand in Hand, recovering, so that they can spend many more of these special moments with their loved ones. own families, in sobriety.
Sinjari said Hand in Hand was an easy choice to support.
“This agency has taken on the enormous challenge of tackling addiction and mental health in our community. These are service providers on the ground who work directly with people with drug addiction, ”Sinjari said in a statement. “I know the holiday season can be especially difficult for people who work in recovery, I hope this meal helps send a caring message that will help their clients regain better health and sobriety.”
Hand in Hand Support opened last spring and now operates two halfway houses for sober men and one for women, throughout Windsor-Essex. The agency’s mission is to support drug addicts at different stages of their recovery.
The Thanksgiving dinner made possible by Sinjari’s donation will be celebrated on Monday at the agency’s premises in Olde Sandwich Towne.