Food And Funds Drive Set For April 4-5

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Collegedale Tomorrow Foundation is assisting the Samaritan Center in a food and funds drive called Together, we CAN make it through this. 

It will be accepting canned and dry food stuffs, toiletries, cash and checks written to the Samaritan Center out in front of The Commons, under the sign that says “For the Benefit and Enjoyment of the People” as folks drive by on Saturday and Sunday, April 4-5, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Any monies raised through the Foundation’s Facebook will be sent directly to the Samaritan Center.  

There will be tables set up for folks to drive by and donate.  Volunteers wearing gloves can take all donations, all the donor must do is open their trunk or hand things out the window.  Proper social distancing will be maintained. 

The Foundation has accounting systems set up through the Barto/Hoss CPA firm and any money that comes to the Foundation for this program will be accounted for, a donation letter 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 stuffs and money to the folks who need the assistance.  

The Samaritan Center serves residents of eastern Hamilton County living in the following zip codes:

Apison, 37302
Birchwood, 37308
Collegedale, 37315
East Brainerd/Tyner, 37421
Georgetown, 37366
Harrison, 37341
Highway 58/Bonny Oaks, 37416
McDonald, 37353
Ooltewah, 37363

If folks do not live in one of these areas, resources likely exist for their needs as well.  If folks live in other parts of Hamilton County or another county, they can start by calling the United Way at 265-8000.  Folks from Bradley County can start their search by calling the American Red Cross of Cleveland at 472-1595 or the Bradley County Tennessee Department of Human Services at 478-0300.




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