Toy, Clothing and Food Drive
HUE sponsored 16 youngsters for Christmas 2018. Each child received 3 sets of clothes, a coat, tennis shoes and various accessories to complete their well needed wardrobes. It was a difficult choice selecting the children who we sponsored and many things were considered in doing so. We work with the entire family to help make permanent changes to raise their standard of living.
Dollar General employees started a collection/toy campaign that collected nearly 50 toys and boxes of trinkets and knic knacs that the seniors love to take apart to repurpose and sell.
In 2017 HUE members stepped up in a big way for the at-need children in Enterprise. What began as eleven (11) children quickly swelled to sixty-three (63). These children were provided with new clothing (3 outfits each) along with a "wish list" of items, ranging from a keyboard to bicycles to swing sets. Newborns received critical items; car seats, bedding, diapers, formula - walkers and even a crib and entire layette. Hailey Wilson, a loyal junior Hand Up member, assembled 12 elder baskets filled with socks, lotion, soaps, note-cards, tissues, band-aids, ointment and sanitizing gel. One elder was gifted with a miniature refrigerator to keep a diabetic drink supplement close at hand. New robes, nightgowns and safety socks were distributed.
HUE partnered with the Luncheon Pilot Club and filed huge shopping bags full of essentials for the seniors living at the Enterprise Retirement Home. These bags were stocked with toilet paper, dish detergent, clothes detergent, bar soap, deodorant, tooth paste, paper towels, hand clothes, dish towels, socks and many more items that were costly and usually not within a seniors budget.
Dollar General employees started a collection/toy campaign that collected nearly 100 toys and 50+ outfits for toddlers. All of these items were divided up and distributed in our migrant community.
Brock Moore Industries sponsored a food and toy drive. He arrived with trunk fulls of non-perishable foods and toys - toys - toys.
Christmas 2016 was challenging but we exceeded. A lot of children were afforded a very Merry Christmas.
Christmas 2017 will be a combination effort between HUE, Coffee County Family Services, Greenhill Presbyterian Church and Elite JEEP and Off-Road HUE member sponsored Brock Moore. A local franchise who has requested anonymity has been donating various children's toys, clothes and tennis shoes since late last summer in anticipation of Christmas 2017.
On December 22 all will gather behind Greenhill Presbyterian Church, set up tables, serve refreshments and distribute toys and clothing for the children. We invite everyone to join us. What a perfect opportunity to PAY IT FORWARD in your community!!