Friday, December 31, 2010

Reaching Out 2011

Throughout the year of 2011, Southern Savings and Deals, along with other local bloggers will be collecting items for different organizations. Each month, we will try to focus on a different organization, so that by the end of 2011, we will have helped at least 12 different organizations in our community. At the beginning of every month, I will post information about the organization that we will be helping for that month, along with a list of items that are needed. Hopefully we can all work together and donate a ton of items this year alone to these organizations.

For the month of January and February, we will be helping a local organization called Turning Point. Turning Point is located in Tuscaloosa, AL and is a center for women and children who are victims of domestic violence. Turning Point offers temporary housing for these ladies and children, they have a 24 hour crisis hot line, and they offer counseling and support groups as well.

Turning Point is in need of the following items:

  • Non-Perishable Grocery Items
  • Ladies Personal Items (Shampoo, Conditioner, Soap, Tampons, Etc.)
  • Bedding and Bath Items (Sheets, Towels, Etc.)
  • **Travel Size Items will be great as well**

    We will be collecting these items until the 20th of February. Once items are collected, a picture of all items donated will be taken and posted on the website. Items will then be delivered to Turning Point at the end of February.

    Items can be dropped off at the following locations:
  • Gordo First Baptist Church (See Chris Whitaker)
  • Tara Whitaker’s House (Email for details)
  • Brittney Farley’s House (Email for details)
  • Picked up (If you would like for Tara to pick up items, please email her at )

    If you have any questions, please contact Tara at We hope that you all will participate and that throughout the year we can work together and make a difference in our community. Thanks!!

1 comment:

  1. Tara, What a wonderful idea. I'm going to try to get some collections where I work. One of the boss ladies is involved with Turning Point....should I just give the stuff to her or contact you when we get everything collected?

    Also, what about clothing? Is that something that they need?