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Share A Christmas Dinner a chance to help others
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There’s still plenty of time to get a donation into Share A Christmas Dinner, a program that helps ensure everyone in the community has a holiday feast.
Thomas B. Vaughn has made his donation.
“I think this is the right thing to do,” he said. “I’ve donated to Share A Christmas dinner for the last several years.”
Share has been offered by the Southern Standard since 1981. It’s a community-based program that provides meals to those within the community who are less fortunate. The boxes include a chicken, dozen eggs, milk, rolls, bread, vegetables, fruit, cake mix, and more.
Warren County High School’s Interact Club lends a helping hand with distribution. Club members pack the food in assembly line fashion.
Each food box – packed with a nutritious and complete Christmas meal – costs around $30. To make sure your donation goes to help a family truly in need, the list of families to receive a food box is generated by the Department of Human Services.
Vaughn says he likes all aspects of the community-based program.
“Charity should begin at home,” Vaughn said. “Share is about home and donations stay in this community. Then, you have those young people in the Interact Club getting involved in their community and volunteering their time to help distribute the boxes. It’s a wonderful thing.”
Vaughn adds, “I really like to donate to a charity where I can see tangible results without it going through a big overhead. I don’t want to make a donation and find out later that only 20 cents of every dollar I donated went to where I intended.”
Donations are currently being accepted. They can be dropped off at the newspaper office at 105 College Street, or mailed to Southern Standard, attention Share, P.O. Box 150, McMinnville, Tenn., 37111.