Holiday Lights Campaign Highlights a Dozen Local Organizations

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The annual WRTA Holiday Lights program unveiled the 12 local organizations and nonprofits that are being honored for their efforts to help residents in need. Each was highlighted during a press event at the Concept Studio downtown.

As a way of saying thanks, the winners will be recognized with signs on Western Reserve Transit Authority buses, as well as on the WRTA website and through social media promotion.

The 12 winners were selected from a group of 50 nominees, said Dean Harris, executive director of the WRTA.

They are Alta Care Group, Boys & Girls Club of Youngstown, Cadence Care Network, Gateways to Better Living, Glenwood Grounds, Jewish Family and Community Services, NAMI Mahoning Valley, the Bummer Fund, Yellow Brick Place, YoFresh Foods, Youngstown Blue Coats and Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation.

“The holiday season is usually when the need is the most and it is a good time for people who are in a giving mood,” Harris said.

YoFresh Foods won the drawing for a prize of $3,000 advertising campaign with WKBN Channel 27.

Harris said the annual event, now in its third year, has been successful and will likely continue for many years to come.

“It’s really just about the nonprofits and organizations here today – to showcase them,” he said.

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