THESE C.T.A.E. STUDENTS from Cairo High and drafting teacher David Coleman were on hand to help Tuesday. Pictured, l-r, Slade Tucker, Juan Pascual, Michaela Ball, Morgan Harrell, Kamen Moore, Linda Adams, Noah Majors, Hannah Powe, Joel Moore, Faith Tice, Donavan Larkins, Jennifer Hernandez, Mr. David Coleman, and Kenna Anderson.
On Thursday, more than 500 Grady County families in need will get a boost to their holiday spirit thanks to the donations to and volunteers with the Help Agency. The organization is giving each family enough food to prepare a Christmas meal, and those with young children will also receive a new toy.
There are 529 families registered to receive food as part of the agency’s annual Christmas project. In those families are more than 1,800 people who will benefit from the holiday generosity. There are also 514 children aged 10 and under included in that number who will receive the toys as part of the project, according to Cindy Johnson, Help Agency treasurer.
Tuesday morning, many volunteers helped separate and bag the groceries and toys so that Thursday morning’s pickup will go smoothly for participating families.
The Christmas project pickup will take place at The Church of Grady County on South Broad Street Thursday morning, 9 a.m. until noon. Johnson thanked the church for sharing its space to assemble and distribute the holiday goods.