by Eric Pudalov, Community Events Coordinator
In this spirit, each year, GCSS’ Excitement Committee assembles Thanksgiving baskets that we give to members of the community who are less fortunate.
As of right now, we are collecting non-perishable goods at our office to be used in these baskets. Perhaps you’ve done a food drive before – even if you haven’t, here are some suggestions:
1. Canned fruits and vegetables (e.g. sweet potatoes, beans, cranberries, etc.)
2. Boxed stuffing mix
3. Dried fruits and vegetables (e.g. green beans, beets)
4. Pasta noodles
5. Jell-O products
6. Evaporated milk, etc.
The cutoff date for basket donations is November 15th at 12:00 PM. On Nov. 16 and 17 (Mon. and Tues.), we will be assembling the baskets; Nov. 22 and 23, we will be delivering them to families.
Donation containers have been distributed to the main GCSS office (both upstairs and downstairs); our Art and Food program in Marietta; the Gwinnett Enrichment Center; the Marietta Enrichment Center; Our Place; and the Adult Autism Program. For information on the locations of these offices, please see our main website at Georgia Community Support and Solutions: Community Life.
Happy (early) Thanksgiving, everyone!