The City of Rincon will be doing its part to make the holiday season special for residents of Georgia's hospitals serving persons with developmental disabilities and behavioral health needs.
The city has started its gift collection campaign and is asking for help.
For 59 years, cities across Georgia have brought the joy of the holiday season to patients at Georgia's regional behavioral health hospitals through the Mayors' Christmas Motorcade. Without the Mayors’ Christmas Motorcade, many of the clients would not receive a gift for the holidays.
The Christmas spirit demonstrated by cities extends beyond the holiday season. Any gifts not handed out during Christmas are used for client birthdays or given to newly arrived clients who may need basic items. In this way, cities help the hospitals celebrate special occasions year-round and help the hospitals meet the needs of their clients.
If you, your civic organization, business, church, school or scout troop would like to participate in this outstanding holiday community project, the City of Rincon will be accepting items until Dec. 3 at Rincon City Hall, 302 S. Columbia Ave.
Donated items from the city will be delivered to Georgia Regional Hospital Savannah on Dec. 5.
Christmas Wish List:
Clothing: (M-4XL Women; M-3XL Men) jeans or pants, sweaters, shorts, long sleeve polo shirts, gloves, rain coats, ponchos, hats, socks/underwear/sports bras.
Personal care items: shampoo/conditioner, body wash, combs/brushes, deodorant (only solids), toothpaste, body lotions.
Miscellaneous: stationary/stamps, pens, markers, movies (DVD, G, PG only), board games (no dice), playing cards, puzzles, crossword books.
*No glass containers or objects with sharp edges, metal or strings.