We filled the stocking


Coweta County residents have come through again.



Our inaugural fundraising drive — Fill the Stocking — was an overwhelming success for a first-time event. And it would not have happened without the support of the many, many local residents who contributed.



Overall, we collected $6,298, with 107 people giving donations. The money will be split equally between Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army and Bridging the Gap. We chose those three organizations because we believed they could best address the needs of the community, especially children, for Christmas.



Our goal was to give our readers a chance to remember or honor someone and, by doing so, help out others. We believe we met that goal and look forward to next year, and an even bigger outpouring of generosity.



A special thank you to the Coweta Community Foundation, which set up the account so all donations were tax-deductible. And a special thanks to Bartlett & Barnett, CPAs, P.C. for writing the checks and handling the funds. None of this would have been possible without their support.



Over several weeks leading up to Christmas, The Newnan Times-Herald ran several stories about various organizations, companies and even individuals who made a difference this season in the lives of many. From canned food drives to toy collections to putting meals together, thousands of people in our county donated their time and money to help others.



For that, and on behalf of everyone, we say thank you for your generosity.




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