Our thoughts... Time of need

The Covington News - - Local news -

Christ­mas is, and should al­ways be, a time of spir­i­tual re­flec­tion and cel­e­bra­tion.

On the sec­u­lar side it is the time of year when our chil­dren have the big­gest smiles and the great­est ex­pec­ta­tions and are gen­er­ally spoiled be­yond be­lief.

There are some chil­dren who do not en­joy this time of year as much as oth­ers are able to. They are the 100 chil­dren age 11 and up, who are be­ing cared for by the kind folks who run Project Ad­ven­ture.

Th­ese chil­dren live in 14 group homes in the Cov­ing­ton area, for the most part be­cause they have been ne­glected, abused or aban­doned by their par­ents. Just like ev­ery vol­un­teer group, Project Ad­ven­ture’s abil­ity to raise funds has been se­verely im­pacted this year.

To help th­ese kids who are not go­ing to re­ceive that spe­cial love that only a fam­ily can give, you can call (770) 490-8817 and ask the peo­ple who run Project Ad­ven­ture what the im­me­di­ate needs of the or­ga­ni­za­tion or the chil­dren are. You can give a gift card from lo­cal stores, or you can buy spe­cial gifts like bags of men’s white tube socks or white T-shirts and box­ers.

If there is a restau­rant or gro­cery store that would like to do­nate Christ­mas din­ner, Project Ad­ven­ture vol­un­teers would be glad to hear from you.

You can also give a cash do­na­tion, which will be used for the kids this Christ­mas sea­son.

The folks who run and vol­un­teer at Project Ad­ven­ture de­serve a spe­cial word of praise be­cause they pro­vide a safe haven of warmth, love and hope for dis­ad­van­taged chil­dren not only at Christ­mas, but also all year long.

Vol­un­teers will be needed to help with wrap­ping presents and dec­o­rat­ing for the chil­dren’s Christ­mas party. If you can vol­un­teer, please call (770) 490-8817 or visit pro­jec­tad­ven­turekids.org.

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