It is so hard to believe that the holiday season is upon us……

It seems like it was not too long ago, that the year 2016 was just beginning, and we were experiencing the start of the new year.  However, before we had known it, the holiday season had arrived…….and we now find ourselves busy making our shopping lists (and checking them twice), baking cookies, decorating, and all making our preparations for the festive holiday season. 

It is inspiring to see how our dedicated volunteers are signing up for shifts in this hectic holiday season.  In the season of giving, I am proud of our CONTACT family for giving of our time to be there for those who depend on us.  What a wonderful gift of time that each of you gives, especially to those who have no one else during this often lonely time of year!


Twas the night before Christmas,

And all throughout CONTACT,

Not a concern was unheeded

As the volunteers were staffing the helpline with care,

Listening to callers from far and near,

Touching hearts and brightening spirits,

Echoing warm sentiments with their hearts filled with cheer….



In this Holiday Season, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped to shape CONTACT Altoona in a most significant way- YOU.   Our deep appreciation to you for sharing your treasures of time, compassion, and dedication.


May the Blessings of this holiday season be with you today and always…..