Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Giving Back

Looking for a more organic way to give? How about giving back? Here are a few we’ve curated. Don’t see one that jingles your bells? Macon County has many more out there!

Salvation Army Angel Tree,
Joy Shop, Bell Ringing
Angel Tree thru 12/19, Bell Ringing thru 12/23, Joy Shop 12/12-14
Contact Kyle Karsten – Director of Development at 428-4672 or by email

Adopt A Family,
Northeast Community Fund
Support families in need with food and other must-haves
http://www.northeastcommunityfund.org/

Dove Basket Drive
Bring a Christmas Dinner plus toys, hats gloves, etc., to a family
Visit www.doveinc.org for wish list and dropoff instructions

Games for Troops
Provide board, card and other games to the men and women of the US Armed Forces
http://gamesfortroops.org/

Community Foundation
Connect donors with the needs of Macon County
http://www.endowdecatur.org/

The Good Samaritan Inn
Support the community through daily nourishment, life skills education and job training programs
https://www.goodsamaritaninn.org/

Junior Welfare Association Joys for Toys Gala
December 8, $50/person, bring a new unwrapped toy or book, proceeds benefit JWA grant, shoe and scholarship programs
http://squareup.com/store/junior-welfare-association

Have great give back gift idea? Tell us about it: email Kat at Thrive.

 

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