Tuesday, Nov 3, 2015
Harbin Clinic Calhoun is pleased to announce they will be accepting food items and children’s toys to help support the Voluntary Action Center (VAC) in Gordon County this holiday season. Every year, the VAC takes donations to help more than 500 families and senior citizens in need for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The VAC specifically requests food items that don’t have to be cooked like snack bars, peanut butter, crackers potted meat, dried fruits and nuts. Harbin Clinic Calhoun and the VAC will also accept donations of non-perishable packaged and canned food items that do need to be cooked.
“We’re very excited to continue this ongoing tradition of supporting those in need in the Calhoun community,” said Dr. Ken Howard, Family Medicine physician at Harbin Clinic Calhoun. “We enjoy nothing more than spreading the joy of the holiday season to all those less fortunate.”
Up until early December, Harbin Clinic Calhoun will continue to partner with the VAC by accepting toy donations for local children in need. They are most in need of kid’s toys for kids, who are ages 0 to 1 and 11 to 12.
Suggested donations for babies and toddlers are teething rings, toy blocks and other educational toys. For boys, ages 11 to 12, consider donating personal hygiene kits, soccer balls and other sports equipment. For girls, ages 11 to 12, they suggest donating nail polish, hair accessories or other hygiene needs. Both genders are also in need of games, toys and books.
The deadline for food donations is Thursday, November 19 and for toys is Friday, December 11. All donations can be dropped off and donation lists picked up at Harbin Clinic Calhoun, located at 855 Curtis Parkway. For more information on acceptable donations, contact the Voluntary Action Center at 706.629.7283.