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COMMUNITY MATTERS: Plenty of chances to give back during holidays

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- This holiday season, can you sponsor a needy child or a disabled adult?

Provide a Thanksgiving meal for homeless women and children?

Donate toys and food for families struggling to get by?

Keep reading to find out how to make a difference in your community.

The following is a list of upcoming holiday events:

Child Advocacy Center
1040 Samsonite Blvd.

Sponsor a child for Christmas: For information on how you can be a Secret Santa to a child abuse victim, contact the Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County at (615)- 867-9000 or the Cannon County Child Advocacy Center at (615)-563-9915.

You are invited to the Child Advocacy Center holiday open house

Friday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.. at the Center, 1040 Samsonite Blvd..

Journeys in Community Living
1130 Haley Road

Heart Tree Project: Donate Christmas gifts for adults with intellectual disabilities.

1. Visit Journeys in Community Living at 1130 Haley Road. between 8 a.m.-4 p.m, Monday.

2. Select an ornament off the tree. Each ornament will list a few small items (like socks or a CD) and one large item that an individual would love to receive on Christmas morning.

3. Purchase and wrap the items.

4. Deliver to Journeys no later than Dec. 16.

Monetary donations for the purchase of gifts can also be made by calling Mark Bell at (615) 890-4389 or email

Journey of Hope Ministries
3109 Midland Fosterville Road

Food donations needed: Canned and dry food products are in great demand during the holidays. The Midland Baptist Church ministry provides food boxes for more than 400 families each week in this rural part of Rutherford County. As many as 60 volunteers help distribute the food each Friday from 11a.m.3- p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. -noon

Toy donations needed: Christmas for Kids program needs new or gently used toys. Call 615-713-0572 for more information.

Tagged under  Charity, Child Advocacy Center, Christmas, Community Matters, Journey of Hope Ministries, Journeys, Murfreesboro, Nonprofit

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