To the editor:

The Kent community — individuals, families and businesses — shared their generosity this holiday season in many ways.

We are grateful for the numerous acts of kindness that enabled us to help families in need during Christmas.

From the Kent Volunteer Fire Department’s Stuff-a-Truck, State Police at Troop L’s toy drive, the Community Foundation of Northwest Connecticut to the individual elves, Kent School, the House of Books’ Angel Tree, Kent Quilters, and those who dropped off gifts and monetary donations at town hall, we thank each of you.

This outpouring enabled us to provide Christmas gifts to 25 children and dozens of senior citizens.

We wish to share the appreciation of these families and individuals with the community and publicly thank all who worked together to make a difference in the lives of others across the community.

Kent is fortunate to have many caring residents who come forward selflessly year after year to help others, and we appreciate your continued support.

Best wishes for 2016!

Lesly Ferris

Joyce Kearns

Town of Kent Santa Fund