“pledges are still arriving”

Milford Daily News reporter Matt Tota talked with Erin Lynch, Food Pantry Development Director to get a recap of the recent phone-a-thon:

This weekend’s fundraising effort had more than 35 chipper volunteers staffing 15 phones at Dean College’s calling center. Working in shifts, they tackled a list of 3,500 households, calling 90 percent of them, said Erin Lynch, the pantry’s development director. 

“The volunteers did a great job of reaching out to residents and increasing the awareness for the pantry,” Lynch said Monday. 

Extra chairs had to be procured because more volunteers arrived for the six-hour telethon than expected. After their shifts ended, some were so locked in that they begged to continue manning the phones. 

“People get really excited when a call goes well,” Lynch said.

Read more: http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/x1433785430/Franklin-Food-Pantrys-Phone-A-Thon-a-success#ixzz2LLMPuI6x

Dean College bulldog

Our thanks to Dean College for providing the facilities and phones, to all the volunteers for their enthusiastic help making the calls and to all the donors who are following through on their pledges to help!