Project Evans Hope gathers toys, food for residents

Project Evans Hope collecting toys, food

EVANS COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - Locals in Evans County have gotten together and formed a non-profit organization. Project Evans Hope was just created this year, and the group is already trying to help as many families as they can.

This is only the second project the organization has put together and there are already toys and food being donated at multiple locations throughout Evans County.

Just this year, Project Evans Hope was created to help make the holidays special for everyone in the county. They group formed a board with local community members and the fire department, sheriff’s office,, and police department all teamed up together to make the organization a success.

For the holidays, they are accepting new unwrapped toys and non-perishable food items to give out later this month. Local businesses decided to team up with the non-profit and gather donations. Police Chief Dale Kirkland said this is just a small way the group can show people in the community they care.

“We are trying just to get together to help out needy families," Kirkland said. "To try to help out kids that may not even know the true meaning of Christmas is, and this is not just about toys and food. It’s about the true meaning of Christmas. It’s about, you know, spreading the word and that’s what we’re geared towards.”

Toys can be dropped off at the Claxton Evans County Chamber of Commerce, Pride Pools, Durrence Layne Chevrolet, or the fire department.

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