“Our mission is to empower kids, families and groups, so it was important to create an environment where they could serve on MLK Day. The day involved our volunteers packaging toiletries, snacks and socks for the homeless and decorating cards to go with them,” said Sally Mundell, founder and CEO of The Packaged Good.
The giving back doesn’t stop here. People can support The Packaged Good by donating toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoos, lotions, crayons, small toys, small stuffed animals with tags, pens, pads. “We will need over 150,000 items this year!” said Mundell.
Additionally, the community can support CAC by working on a regular basis such as once a week or once a month in the area of their choice such as the food pantry, the thrift shop, the reception desk, as a client interviewer, adult education teacher or more.
Since opening seven months ago, The Packaged Good has made and donated almost 12,000 care packages, with 40 percent going to CAC. In 2016, CAC helped 600 families stay in their homes, while providing over 6,300 lunches to children during the summer - among other services.
“It was great to have volunteers of all ages who had never heard of CAC learning about the needs in the community, learning about what we do and becoming committed to participate in the future in making a difference in their own community,” said Tamara Carrera, CEO/executive director of CAC.
In other news: From Jan. 12 – 15, Kroger customers rounded up their purchases to the nearest dollar with the difference benefitting the Georgia Ovarian Cancer Alliance. Customers and associates across Kroger stores in Georgia raised nearly $78,000 in four days to benefit GOCA to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, as well as help prevent others from facing this disease.
The Packaged Good, thepackagedgood.org
Community Assistance Center, ourcac.org