The Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation is assisting the Samaritan Center in a food and funds drive titled “Together, we CAN make it through this.”
On Saturday, April 4, and Sunday, April 5, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m., donations of canned or dry food items, toiletries, cash and checks written to the Samaritan Center will be accepted in front of The Commons, under the “For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People” sign. Any monies raised through the Foundation’s Facebook account will be sent directly to the Samaritan Center.
Tables will be set up for the public to drive by and donate. Volunteers wearing gloves will be on hand to take all donations.
Donors will be able to contribute by either opening their trunks or handing items out of their car windows. Proper social distancing will be maintained.
“The Collegedale Foundation has accounting systems set up through the Barto/Hoss CPA firm that are second to none and any money that comes to the Foundation for this program will be accounted for,” said David Barto, executive director of the Foundation. “A donation letter will be sent in accordance with IRS standards, and passed straight through to the Samaritan Center dollar for dollar. This program is not about or for Collegedale Tomorrow. It is about getting food, toiletries and money to the folks who need the assistance.”
The Samaritan Center serves residents of the eastern Hamilton County area. Anyone needing assistance is asked to contact the Samaritan Center at 423-238-7777. If you would like to volunteer to assist with the drive or have any questions, contact David Barto at 423-664-3022 or at David.Barto@Collegedale.Foundation.