Thomasville Times Enterprise

Homepage

October 1, 2012

Food bank collecting coats, blankets

THOMASVILLE — As the cool fall weather has come to South Seorgia, the Thomas County Food Bank and Outreach Center is collecting coats and blankets for their clients for the next two weeks.  This is a perfect time as it switch its clothes and bedding in preparation for the upcoming winter months to donate what you don’t use, to those in need. 

The Coat and Blanket Closet , open during the colder months, has met a need in the community.  This branch of the Thomasville Food Bank and Outreach Center started by long time resident and volunteer Diane Lawson has distributed more 6,000 coats and 7,000 blankets since it inception. In 2011, there were 2,674 coats donated, 1,171 to children and 1,405 to adults.  In that same year, 802 blankets were given to clients, although many more could have been since in 2010 1,286 blankets were distributed.

“Our hope is that those who know Diane and the work and love she put forth to this ministry will honor her through donations of coats, blankets and funds this season” said President Maryline Smith.  “It is important for the public to understand that our clients may live in homes that are not well insulated or may even lack heat.”

See Tuesday's edition for more details.

1
Text Only
Homepage
holloway

Damien Allan Holloway, 21, 1525 Summerhill Road, Lot 10, is charged with killing his nine-month-old daughter, Madelyn Brooke Holloway.

Local News
ch

People gather at the Thomas County Courthouse in this photo from the 1800s.

Calendar of events
Local Sports
Obituaries
Business Marquee
House Ads
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
AP Video
Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Palestinians and Israeli Soldiers Clash Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive
Twitter Updates
Follow us on twitter
Photos


Poll

Do you believe Israel's invasion of Gaza is justified?

Yes
No
     View Results
NDN Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot