The Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday season in Elbert County is one that showcases several organizations stepping up and helping out those less fortunate.
In the midst of a fundraising raffle, the Elbert County 4-H program has decided to hold a unique event in conjunction with their fundraiser says Cooperative Extension Director Clay Talton.
“We wanted to do a community service project along with, and what we came up with is a “fill the building” campaign”, said Talton. “What we have done is partnered with Safehouse ministries, and we are asking people to assist us in donating items at Christmas time.”
Beginning today at 4:00pm, 4-H members will be at Casey Jackson Used Cars looking for donations of various items says Talton.
“People can come and donate non-perishable food items, clothes, toys, and anything like that they would like to give.” said Talton. “On December 20th we are going to take everything to Safehouse ministries.”
The group will be at the dealership until 6:00pm this evening, but will return the following Thursday on December 19th during the same hours.
Those who can’t make it out to the location of the drop, explains Talton, can drop off any items at the 4-H office located at the old Beaverdam Elementary School building.
All items collected will be delivered to Safehouse Ministries on December 20th.