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Seventy-Five Local Families In Need Will Have a Complete Thanksgiving Meal Thanks to The Salvation Army and The McCallie School

The Salvation Army has identified seventy-five needy families and registered them for Thanksgiving Baskets.  The McCallie School was made aware of this need and stepped up to assist the hungry and vulnerable.  Both The McCallie Middle and Upper Schools collected baskets, turkeys/hens, potatoes, yams, dressing, and cranberry sauce for our local families who might not otherwise have a complete Thanksgiving meal to cook at home.  The Salvation Army truck will pick up all the food this Friday, November 22, at 10:30 AM at The McCallie School located at 500 Dodds Avenue in Chattanooga.

“Community service is a part of the McCallie educational experience because we believe in the value and reward of learning to serve others.  While not a requirement, nearly all of our boys participate in one if not several projects each year.  Many of these projects are initiated and led in some part, sometimes entirely, by the students themselves, and this is true in both the Middle and Upper schools,” states Lynn Goss, McCallie Middle School Head. December 2012 015

The greater community is encouraged this Holiday Season to give of their time. Volunteer opportunities can be found on http://www.csarmy.org. Folks can also call The Salvation Army at 423-756-1023.

Monetary donations are also needed to assist with this year’s increase in Christmas needs.  Donations can be made by visiting http://www.csarmy.org, by calling 1-800-Sal-Army or can be mailed to 822 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403.

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