Salvation Army Thanks McCallie For Feeding 75 Families

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Salvation Army has identified 75 needy families and registered them for Thanksgiving Baskets.  The McCallie School was made aware of this need and stepped up to assist the hungry and vulnerable, said officials.  Both The McCallie Middle and Upper Schools collected baskets, turkeys/hens, potatoes, yams, dressing, and cranberry sauce for the local families who might not otherwise have a complete Thanksgiving meal to cook at home.   

"Community service is a part of the McCallie educational experience because we believe in the value and reward of learning to serve others," said Lynn Goss, McCallie Middle School Head.  "While not a requirement, nearly all of our boys participate in one if not several projects each year. Many of these projects are initiated and led in some part, sometimes entirely, by the students themselves, and this is true in both the Middle and Upper schools.” 

The greater community is encouraged this holiday season to give of their time.  Volunteer opportunities can be found on www.csarmy.org.  People can also call The Salvation Army at 756-1023.   

Monetary donations are also needed to assist with this year’s increase in Christmas needs.  Donations can be made by visiting www.csarmy.org, by calling 1-800-Sal-Army or can be mailed to 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403.    


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