Morning Pointe Collects Toys For The Samaritan Center

Friday, December 14, 2012

Surrounded by barrels full of toys, Independent Healthcare Properties and Morning Pointe associates, family and friends from five assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care communities across the Chattanooga and Athens area came together to celebrate their third annual toy drive to benefit the Samaritan Center.

The senior communities collected a record amount of toys this holiday season, thanks to its dedicated associates, families and residents. “We even had one resident who saved her bingo winnings and then had her daughter take her to spend the money on toys for this special drive,” said Greg A. Vital, President and CEO of Morning Pointe and Independent Healthcare Properties. “She actually spent almost $50 of her own money on toys for families this holiday season for the Samaritan Center.”

The Samaritan Center is a nonprofit social services agency that provides emergency assistance with food, rent, prescriptions, and utilities for residents of Eastern Hamilton County in Tennessee. It also operates a Thrift Shop, Clearance Shop and Toy Connection.  
 
If you would like to contribute a new toy to Morning Pointe’s annual Samaritan Center toy drive, items can still be dropped by any Morning Pointe Assisted Living community in the Chattanooga area and Athens. Donations can also be made directly to the Samaritan Center. Any extra toys this year will go towards Christmas next year.

Drop off locations for Morning Pointe’s Annual Samaritan Center Toy Drive:

Morning Pointe of Athens, 1025 Crestway Drive, Athens

Morning Pointe of Chattanooga, 7620 Shallowford Road, Chattanooga

Morning Pointe of Collegedale at Greenbriar Cove, 9650 Leyland Drive, Ooltewah

Morning Pointe of Hixson, 5501 Old Hixson Pike, Hixson 


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