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Share the Warmth: Carrollton Rotary Club Invites You to Donate or Be Blessed

This year, The Rotary Club of Carrollton is prepping for the cooler months ahead by sorting through clothing donations for their Share the Warmth event in December. In years past, individuals and families who have attended the event have been blessed with blankets, coats, and even professional attire. This year, Rotarian Bunny Godard will once again usher the event.

“This event is free to anyone, and we will not be checking IDs,” Godard states. “If you need something we have here, take it!

The Share the Warmth event will take place on Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 9:00 A. M. to Noon at First Baptist Church Carrollton in their Fellowship Hall.

During a recent Rotary Club meeting. Godard shared that one year a woman showed up asking how many blankets she could take. Godard replied with, “How many do you need?” The woman shared her dire circumstances providing for six children, and she left with what she needed to protect them from the cold.

Moments like this move Godard to pursue helping others each year.

The community can donate clothes and blankets to the program at these locations before November 30:

Times Georgian: 901 Hays Mill Road, Carrollton
Oak Mountain Academy: 222 Cross Plains Road, Carrollton
Jill Duncan State Farm: 1654 Maple Street, Carrollton

You may also donate professional wear, shoes, and gloves to help those looking to start off on the right foot for job interviews or other formal events. Rainwear may also pose a great gift to those in need, especially since NOAA estimates that our area may experience a wetter-than-normal winter. Godard states, “We’ll take ANYTHING that will keep someone warm – jackets, sweaters, scarves, gloves, hats, blankets, quilts, socks, shoes, etc.”

Godard also wants to announce that students looking for community service hours can contact the Carrollton Rotary Club.

“Without my volunteers, I would be up all day and night sorting through all the donations!” she exclaims. Godard thanks all her volunteers past and present for all their hard work and dedication.

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Jessica Liang
Jessica is a military brat who dubbed Carrollton her hometown a decade ago. She likes to write about locals who impact the community in a positive way. In her free time she starts and maybe finishes home improvement projects, sews, and scrapbooks.