Christmas donations requested for gifts in Cobb

Christmas gifts and supplies for making cookies are requested in Cobb by mid-December.  (Courtesy of Cobb County)

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Christmas gifts and supplies for making cookies are requested in Cobb by mid-December. (Courtesy of Cobb County)

A variety of Cobb donation events are still available this month for those who would like to give gifts to those in need. They include:

FASKIA Christmas Toy Drive. Until Dec. 9. Financial donations may be made to FASKIA.org or call Powder Springs Councilwoman Doris Dawkins at 404-964-8406. New and gently used toys will be collected until this date at four Powder Springs locations:

  • Powder Springs Senior Center, 4181 Atlanta St. - 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Greener Pastures Funeral Home, 4405 Marietta St. - 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Lewis Cox Associates, 4477 Marietta St., Suite B - 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sweet Southern, 4460 Marietta St. - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Military Toy Drive. Each year, the Georgia National Guard Military Family Support Program offers Christmas assistance to local families who need extra help. The Christmas Assistance Program helps supplement families with gifts for their children ages 0 to15. Cash donations are needed by Dec. 10 and unwrapped gifts and gift cards are being accepted through Dec. 14. bit.ly/3owh7fa

Stuff-A-Bus. Cobb Christmas, Inc. and CobbLinc are collecting new, unwrapped toys during this year’s Stuff-A-Bus. A CobbLinc bus, dressed up for the holidays, will travel to designated sites to collect toys for the Cobb Christmas Annual Distribution on Dec. 13-14. To participate, bring a new, unwrapped toy for children ages 3 to 13. Donations will be distributed to about 1,000 Cobb families. For dropoff locations and more information, visit the Cobb Christmas website at CobbChristmas.net/stuff-a-bus.

Toys for Tots. Each year, the Marine Toys for Tots give an average of 18 million toys to 7 million children in need during the holidays with the principal goal of delivering a message of hope that will inspire youngsters to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. Donations are being accepted until Dec. 15 in the donation box can be found on the second floor by security in the Cobb County Administrative Building, 100 Cherokee St., Marietta.

Donations for Christmas cookie baking to families in need. The Ward Recreation Center is requesting donations of supplies to be packaged and given to the Georgia Division of Family & Children Services and Calvary Children’s Home in Powder Springs for about 50 families. The items they need are:

  • sugar cookie mix
  • frosting
  • decorations
  • Christmas-themed cookie cutters

Through Dec. 15, donations can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays at Ward Recreation Center, 4845 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs. If you would like to receive Cookies for Santa, call 770-528-8885.