Fill the stocking

The Newnan Times-Herald’s role is to write about what happens in Newnan and Coweta County. But our job is to not only cover the community, but to be a part of it as well.

With the holidays upon us, we are announcing today a new campaign we hope will continue for years to come. It is one way we can be more involved with the community and at the same time help those less fortunate.

This fundraising effort is called “Fill the Stocking.” All proceeds collected will be divided equally between three organizations: The Salvation Army, Bridging the Gap and Toys for Tots. It begins today and will run through Dec. 24.

In a nutshell, anyone may contribute any amount. That money could be in honor of someone, in memory of someone, or just a gift on behalf of another or yourself. Each day we will print the names of those who donated. We will not, however, print the amounts.

For example: Levi, Seth and Caleb Winters in memory of their grandparents, Mimi and Papa.

We want this to be an opportunity for readers and the community at large to publicly remember or honor someone or some organization while at the same time helping provide food and toys for those in need.

We will keep a running total of the amounts collected each day. All the money collected will be turned over to the Coweta Community Foundation for them to deposit and eventually disburse. Therefore, your donation is tax deductible.

To make it easier, each day on this page you will find a form that looks like the one below this editorial. Simply fill it out with the requested information, along with your check, and mail it to us here at the NTH.

Please make checks payable to the Coweta Community Foundation and write “Fill the Stocking” in the memo. Send your donation in care of the Times-Herald.

We hope you will join us in this endeavor and make the holidays special for everyone in our community.



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