Sharing opportunities so members of our community can reach out and help families that are struggling this season. The Kennesaw Police Department sponsors the Jerry Worthan Christmas Fund which provides for families at Christmas, Sardis Baptist Church has free $50 gift cards, the City of Acworth is letting the Grinch collect toys for the Acworth Police Department, and Think Melissa is hosting their annual Military Toy Drive.
KENNESAW’S JERRY WORTHAN CHRISTMAS FUND SUPPORTS LOCAL FAMILIES
Kennesaw Police Department and the Jerry Worthan Christmas Fund is asking for the community’s support for the 2020 holidays. The fund provides assistance for less fortunate families in the Kennesaw area.
Donations of money, food, and new toys would be greatly appreciated. The drop off location for toys and food is the Kennesaw Police Department, 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Monetary donations can be mailed to Kennesaw Police Department, Attn: Officer Scott Luther, 2539 J.O. Stephenson Ave., Kennesaw GA. 30144. Please make checks payable to the Kennesaw Police Foundation. The deadline for all donations will be December 18th.
Additional drop-off locations will be at Conner Dental, located at 1200 Barrett Pkwy, Suite 200-204, Kennesaw, GA. 30144, Desktop Coworking Community located at 3070 North Main Street, Kennesaw, GA 30144, Turquoise Otter located at 2237 Whitfield Pl NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144 and Eaton Chiropractic, 2847 Main Street, Kennesaw GA 30144. Additional drop off locations will be announced as soon as possible.
Chief Westenberger advises that they are still accepting families with children 14 and under that need help. If you or someone you know, needs assistance for the Christmas Holidays, please contact, the department’s records division at (770) 429-4532.
The board members for this year are Chief Bill Westenberger, Melanie Gable, Officer Scott Luther, Lateefah Conner and honorary members Dianne Worthan (Jerry Worthan’s widow) and Wendy Worthan (Jerry Worthan’s daughter).
FREE CHRISTMAS GIFT CARDS
Due to the on going pandemic, Sardis Missionary Baptist Church will provide FREE $50 Gift Cards for your Christmas Dinner. First come first served while supply last! Just call leave your name and number at (770) 428-4031 for more info.Deadline for calls December 15, 2020. The church would like to help as many families as possible and is accepting monetary donations in any amount. Please call the same number.
THE GRINCH SAVES CHRISTMAS
Help the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes at the Grinch Saves Christmas Toy Drive. The Grinch is back in Acworth and this time he is collecting toys to support the Acworth Police Department’s Shop with a Cop program. Whos of all ages are invited to visit the Grinch for socially distant photos and fun at Frana Brown Park (4901 North Main Street) in downtown Acworth on December 12 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. To enter the event, we are asking families to show the Grinch what Christmas is all about by donating a toy at the gate. These donations will help spread joy to local elementary school students. For further information, please visit www.acworthparksandrecreation.org.
2020 ANNUAL MILITARY DRIVE
Think Melissa and her staff are collecting toys and gift cards (gift cards for the older children) to support our local military families (Georgia National Guard, etc.).
Please join them in their gratitude mission by giving our nation’s youngest heroes the most amazing Christmas they could imagine!
The collection donation deadline is Tuesday, 12/15/2020.
The Georgia National Guard Christmas Assistance Program is designed to be a supplemental program for service members that are struggling financially and are not able to provide for their children. Those in need may be deployed, may have recently returned from overseas, are classified as a wounded warrior or are a traditional National Guardsman.
Please deliver your donations (UNWRAPPED PLEASE) or gift cards to the below (Please contact the below organizations to schedule your drop off.): Aqua-Tots Swim Schools in Kennesaw, The School Box, Inc. in Kennesaw OR please contact me for a delivery or a pick up at Melissa@ThinkMelissa.com at 770-310-3269 (please text). Thank you so much in advance for your consideration!