Recognizing that there are literally thousands of families in desperate need of assistance during the holiday season, is hosting a Holiday Toy Drive through Dec. 16 at all 46 branches in metro Atlanta.
Last year, a total of 2,787 toys were collected through this program and this year each individual branch has chosen a local charity to support
“Bank of North Georgia is very much at the heart of community life in Metro Atlanta, supporting those institutions and programs that make the communities we serve desirable places to live and work. Our branch teams are excited to embrace a local charity this season by collecting new, unwrapped toys to help local families. We are hoping that all children will have a joyous holiday this year,” said Don Howard, chairman and CEO of Bank of North Georgia.
Customers and local residents can participate in the Holiday Toy Drive by bringing new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls to any Bank of North Georgia branch.
Locally, branches have chosen to donate toys to the following organizations:
Roswell, Alpharetta and Crabapple - Child Development Association The CDA serves hardworking parents who are striving to build economic security for their families despite daunting challenges. Last day to collect toys at this branch is Dec. 7.
Cumming – Hightower Association Food and Clothing Bank This food and clothing organization is open on the second Saturday of every month from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Johns Creek - North Fulton Community Charities Santa Shop The mission of is to prevent homelessness in North Fulton by supporting families in their homes during short-term emergencies. The last day to collect toys at this branch is Dec. 13.
Marietta/Johnson Ferry - The Center for Family Resources This organization’s mission is to strengthen individuals, families, and communities to become self-sufficient by providing temporary financial assistance to stabilize families in crisis, housing for low-income and homeless families in a safe and secure environment, and education and training to individuals and the community.
Marietta/Roswell Street - Cobb Christmas Cobb Christmas is a non-profit, non-denominational organization, solely dedicated to helping the low-income and working-poor families of Cobb County during the holiday season. This organization is run 100% by volunteers, allowing them to invest the majority of funds raised each year directly into our client services.
Sandy Springs - Community Action Center The Community Action Center provides assistance to individuals and families residing in Sandy Springs and Dunwoody. By providing targeted assistance to families during a time of crisis, CAC strives to reduce the number of families and individuals who become homeless or are unable to provide for basic necessities. The last day to collect toys at this branch is Dec. 7.
Woodstock – Cherokee County Division of Family & Children’s Services (DFCS) The Division of Family and Children Services investigates child abuse; finds foster homes for abused and neglected children; helps low income, out-of-work parents get back on their feet; assists with childcare costs for low income parents who are working or in job training; and provides numerous support services and innovative programs to help troubled families.