Fill Empty Stockings with Love this Holiday
The Empty Stocking Fund, based here in Atlanta, is providing toys and gifts to more than 50,000 children who otherwise wouldn’t get anything. The Empty Stocking Fund also empowers parents of children living at or below the poverty level by giving them the opportunity to give gifts to their children with dignity at Christmas time. There are a number of ways you can help. You can sponsor a child or donate toys for their toy drive. Log onto www.emptystockingfund.org.
Help the Red Cross Give Gifts that Save Lives
The American Red Cross is asking for donations for their “Gifts that Save the Day”, a Holiday giving campaign that inspires people to make gifts that can help families in need. Log onto their website and check out their online catalogue to pick out a gift that will save lives. Gifts include water containers, blankets and phone cards and music gift cards for soldiers overseas. www.redcross.org or call Call 1-800- RED CROSS (1-800- 733 – 2767) or log onto www.redcross.org
Enjoy Kenny Leon’s True Colors Black Nativity
Bring your family to see the True Colors Theatre Company present Black Nativity, November 30 until December 13th at the Southwest Arts Center. It’s a beautiful soul-stirring musical of the birth of Jesus Christ. The Actors will give you a Christmas Story through scripture, song, dance and poetry. For dates, times and ticket information log onto www.truecolorstheatre.org.
CAN hunger for Christmas
Hosea Feed the Hungry and Homeless is collecting canned goods and food to feed thousands of needy families this Christmas. They are especially looking for yams, corn and green beans, but this list changes so log onto their website for an updated list. Hosea feed the Hungry also needs turkeys and hams and food seasonings such as garlic, salt, and pepper. Visit www.hoseafeedthehungry.com
Don’t be a Scrooge, have fun with the Alliance Theatre
Take your family to see a Christmas tradition, It’s a Christmas Carol. You never get tired of seeing the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future al try to teach Mr. Scrooge the lesson of Holiday giving. The presentation will be at the Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center, November 26th until December 12th. For more information, log onto www.woodruffcenter.org
Be good this Christmas, Make a list to give toys for tots.
The U.S. Marines are organizing toy drives in major cities and they need your help. Sign Santa’s list to: (1) Donate toys (2) Distribute toys within our community (3) Volunteer and host an event or (4) Become a corporate sponsor. Log onto www.atlantatoysfortots.com for more information. and Don’t forget you can drop toys at any UPS Store in the metro area. And they’ll make sure they’ll delivered to kids who need them.