It’s the season for the annual ACCEPT toy and food drive, helping Atascosa County families in need.
However, interested families need to apply. To be eligible, remember that you cannot be receiving these items from other agencies or groups in the county.
Application dates will be Dec. 2-7 from 10 a.m. to noon at First Baptist Church, 311 N. Smith Street. Applications will be taken in Charlotte at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church Dec. 5-7 from 9 a.m. to noon each day. In Jourdanton, applications will be taken on Saturday, Dec. 7 at St. Matthew Catholic Church from 9 a.m. to noon. Applications will be taken at the Poteet Fire Station on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Remember that you can apply at any location, not just the city you reside in.
Volunteers will be at St. Andrew’s Parish Hall at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, to receive gifts only. Then they will be back at the hall from about 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Dec. 16-19 to set up and organize items. Recipients pick up their items Friday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. to noon.