Connecting Henry, Inc.
Connecting Henry, Inc., a non-profit organization, is the local branch of the Georgia Family Connection Partnership, Inc. in Henry County. It is our mission to identify and connect existing resources in the community for the purpose of developing and implementing programs that address challenges to families in Henry County.
Christmas Program in Need of
Volunteers and Donations
Planning meeting set for October 29
Although temperatures are still warm and trees are just beginning to lose their leaves, the folks with Connecting Henry are already starting to see “visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads” as they prepare to make sure that Christmas is bright for area children in need. Preparations for the annual Community Cares Christmas Toy Shop, to be held on December 11 and 12, are underway and officials are looking for donations of toys, money and gift cards as well as volunteers for a number of positions.
The toys and donations collected will stay right here in Henry County and go to some of our youngest residents to make Christmas a little brighter for those that might not otherwise have anything under the tree. The Community Cares Christmas Toy Shop helps provide Christmas gifts and other resources for families in need. In years past, this holiday event has been a huge success, thanks in part to the generosity of donors and volunteers who made a difference in the lives of thousands of Henry County children. Unfortunately, the need this year is expected to be just as great.
The Community Cares Toy Shop is a unique program in that it enables parents a place to “shop” for Christmas gifts for their children, while the youngsters enjoy cookies and juice and a visit with Santa. More than just a toy giveaway, the Community Cares Christmas Toy Shop helps to empower families to feel like part of the community, restoring pride and giving hope for the holidays.
For those who are interested in volunteering or learning how to help with this year’s program, there will be a Christmas Planning Meeting on October 29, 2014 from 9:30 am to 11:00 am at Heritage Park in Meeting Room B. Anyone interested in volunteering is welcome to attend. Helpers will be needed in a variety of ways, from pre-event volunteering (sorting toys, decorating the warehouse, putting up temporary walls, etc…) as well as for the days of the event, to be held on December 11 and 12.
To find out how your time and talents can make a difference this Christmas season, or for more information, call 770-288-6230 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know that you donate directly to Connecting Henry via PayPal?
5% of all donations go to administrative costs.