Junior League kicks off Can-A-Thon
The Newnan Junior Service League has begun work on its 30th annual Can-A-Thon for the Coweta Community Food Pantry.
The 2013 Can-A-Thon public drive will be held with locations in downtown Newnan and the Goodwill service center at Thomas Crossroads on Dec. 3, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. — the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Community members may drop off their cans or cash donations to representatives at both locations throughout the day, said Jr. League spokesperson Casey Perkins.
Donations may also be made at any Coweta County school, and at Canongate Coweta County Golf Club. Most of the Coweta schools are having individual drives to support the almost three-decade-old community effort.
“The Newnan Junior Service League is very proud to continue our tradition of helping our community through… our Can-A-Thon,” said NJSL Can-A-Thon chair Ginny Lambert. “Seeing our community come together, year after year, to help those in need during the winter months is something we should all be proud of. We hope that we will continue to see the same high level of support from the Coweta community again this year.”
The Newnan Junior Service League has worked for a number of years with the Coweta County School System, The Heritage School, local businesses and civic organizations, to develop the county’s largest annual food drive.
“The impact that this Can-A-Thon has on our community is amazing,” said Andrea Newton, NJSL president. “The League is deeply appreciative of the support we have received each year from those who come out and donate, who volunteer, and who contribute through their schools. We are truly honored to be in a position to organize this event that makes a difference in the lives of so many.”
For more information on the Newnan Junior Service League, including how to support its fundraising efforts for the Coweta community, visit njslonline.org .
Newnan Junior Service League is an organization of women committed to enhancing the quality of life in Coweta County through dedicated service, volunteerism, and leadership. Members of the NJSL volunteer 60 hours or more of their time each year to local organizations, including Coweta County School System, Cambridge House adult day-care facility for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementia, Rutledge Center for the mentally handicapped, One Roof Ecumenical Alliance which through several local churches assists those in need and the Community Welcome House for women and children victims of domestic violence.
NJSL also hosts various fundraising events throughout the year to benefit local not-for-profit organizations. The sale of three award winning cookbooks, created and sold by the NJSL, funds the NJSL scholarship program, which supports Coweta County women pursuing higher education.