Ways to Give Thanks and Give Back.
For many families, giving back is becoming a holiday tradition right along with Santa Claus, Thanksgiving turkey and
festive lights. If you are looking for some opportunities to support the local community as part of your holiday celebrations, here are a few giving-back opportunities to consider:
A Season of Giving/Christmas Decatur
Join caring neighbors and community members helping low-income children and senior citizens enjoy the holidays. This program has been around for more than 20 years, and thanks to overwhelming support, gifts were provided to approximately 690 children and senior citizens last year. Wish lists are now available and gifts are due on the first Saturday in December. Here’s how you can help:
- Request a wish list and buy gifts for a specific child or senior. Spend approximately $125-$150. You will receive a list of items with specific sizes and wishes. If a child needs a warm winter coat, please make that your first purchase. Every child should also receive a book. If you purchase your book at Little Shop of Stories and mention this as the reason, the shop will donate 20 percent of your purchase to A Season of Giving/Christmas Decatur.
- Send a check in any amount, and one of the volunteers will do the shopping. Make the check payable to A Season of Giving/Christmas Decatur and mail it to PO Box 220, Decatur, GA 30031.
- Team up with your neighbors, co-workers, club or other organization to purchase gifts.
- Volunteer opportunities are available at the end of November and beginning of December, volunteer shifts will be available in the distribution center.
For more information, to volunteer, or to obtain wish lists, email ASeasonofGiving@decaturga.com or call 404-378-8068.
by Lorrie Bryan