'Tis the Season for Giving
There are many ways to volunteer time and energy this holiday season. Here are a few that faculty and staff have mentioned.
The staff in the Graduate School has been participating in Operation Noel. Operation Noel takes the place of exchanging gifts among themselves and has been a tradition since 2001. They normally sponsor one to two children and receive background information, sizes and a wish list for each child. For more information on Operation Noel contact Joyce Thornberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Campus Mail provides boxes to use for mailing gifts overseas to men and women in the armed services. Weight does increase the price of the mailing in these flat rate boxes especially priced for military mailings at $11.95. For deadlines and other information, go to http://www.military.com/news/article/postal-guidelines-announced-for-holidays.html.
The Sport Management Society is collecting non-perishable food items for the Carroll County Food Bank. Collection boxes are located in the Education Center and The Coliseum.
The Student Activities Council will sponsor a Food and Clothing Drive from November 16 - 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UCC. Bring new or gently used clothing and nonperishable food items. Raffle tickets will be given for prizes awarded at the end of the week.
The Georgia Youth Science and Technology Center located on the UWG campus, is listed on the State Charities list. For information, go to http://www.westga.edu/~gystc.
The Carrollton Empty Stocking Fund, Inc., needs volunteers to assist at its annual fundraiser held November 19, at 6 p.m. Volunteers are also needed to help shop and distribute Christmas presents in the community during the month of December. If interested, contact Rebecca Smith at email@example.com.
The Carroll County Soup Kitchen is open Monday through Friday, the last week of each month. A hot meal is served from 11 to noon. The Soup Kitchen is located at 345 Beulah Church Road in Carrollton. Volunteers are needed at 8:30 each morning. For more information, call 770-214-5055.
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