School Supply Drive For Samaritan Center At Chattanooga-Area Morning Pointe Communities Concludes Aug. 3

Monday, August 1, 2022
Pictured on left is Erin Barthle, assistant to the executive director at The Samaritan Center, and on the right is Michaela Rawdon, life enrichment director at Morning Pointe of Greenbriar Cove
Pictured on left is Erin Barthle, assistant to the executive director at The Samaritan Center, and on the right is Michaela Rawdon, life enrichment director at Morning Pointe of Greenbriar Cove

The deadline for collecting school supplies for The Samaritan Center in Ooltewah at Chattanooga-area Morning Pointe Senior Living communities is coming up. This Wednesday is the final day for the back-to-school drive. Each Morning Pointe or The Lantern at Morning Pointe building has a dedicated drop-off barrel inside for donations to support the non-profit’s Stock Their Locker program. 

Supplies needed include backpacks (no wheels, please), glue sticks, pencils, colored pencils, crayons, washable markers, notebooks, pencil boxes or pouches, two-pocket folders, scissors, ink pens and loose-leaf paper (wide-ruled). A more comprehensive list of items needed can be found on The Samaritan Center website. 

“Back-to-school drives are our community focus for the month of August for all of our buildings across the Southeast,” said Amanda Bauske, Morning Pointe’s vice president of life enrichment. “We are excited to partner with The Samaritan Center locally to help benefit families and children in need.” 

“Morning Pointe’s partnership in our Stock Their Locker drive to ensure children in our area have the school supplies to set them up for success is an investment in the future of the children of our 
community,” said Rocquel Thompson, community relations coordinator at The Samaritan Center. 

Locations serving as drop-off sites include: 
- Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford – 7719 Shallowford Road;
- The Lantern at Morning Pointe Chattanooga – 7620 Shallowford Road;
- Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove – 9650 Leyland Dr.; 
- The Lantern at Morning Pointe, Collegedale – 9300 Messinger Lane; 
- Morning Pointe of East Hamilton – 1776 Generations Way in Ooltewah; and
- Morning Pointe of Hixson – 5501 Old Hixson Pike. 

Greg A. Vital, Morning Pointe co-founder, added, “Morning Pointe Senior Living has a long history of giving back to the community. We believe in making a difference, and the back-to-school drives are just one more way we can continue to make an impact in the communities we serve. It is wonderful to see our residents, families, associates and volunteers coming together for a worthy cause, and The Samaritan Center is such a great organization to support.”


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