During these tough economic times when many have scaled back or eliminated gift giving entirely, it’s easy to forget there are children in need of basic items and necessities we take for granted.
The Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children has assisted families during the holidays since 2004. Their drive furnished Christmas gifts to 200 kids in relative and foster care last year. Boasting 200 volunteers, our CASA program is the largest in Georgia, serving 91% of Clayton’s children in DFCS custody.
Making a purchase at ANY Barnes & Noble store this Sat., Dec. 12 is a great way to give back, since a percentage of your purchase goes to the Scholars Academy Charter school. Because Scholars doesn’t receive the same level of government funding as regular public schools, it relies on public support to help fund school programs. Present this Scholars Academy voucher # 10060440 at checkout to give the gift (of education) that keeps on giving.
Last but not least, Jonesboro’s Greater St. Peter AME Church is collecting clothing and toys for needy children. Contact Freda Booker at 770.210.4100 for details.
Will you give Christmas gifts this year? Have your gift giving patterns changed?