Morning Pointe Senior Living communities in the Chattanooga area concluded their school supply drive for the Samaritan Center in Ooltewah, collecting 784 school supplies together.
Paper bags and bags, pencils, crayons, markers, notebooks, folders, scissors, backpacks, glue sticks and other school items have arrived among five local communities in Morning Pointe and the headquarters of Morning Pointe Senior Living. The donations were received through the Samaritan Center’s annual Stock Their Locker program.
Supplies are still being collected through the end of the month at another local center in Morning Pointe.
“Thank you for your partnership in hosting a barrel to help children in need of school readiness enrich their lives for a hopeful future,” said Rocquel Thompson, community relations coordinator at the Samaritan Center.
“What a wonderful way to support our community,” said Greg A. Vital, co-founder and president of Morning Pointe. “We are always proud to support the Samaritan Center, a highly respected organization, as they provide much needed resources and support to those in need. Our residents love children, and I know it has given them and their families a special sense of joy to participate in this school supply drive.
Morning Pointe has a long history of philanthropy involving residents, families, associates and its two owners, Mr. Vital and Franklin Farrow. Throughout August, Morning Pointe communities in the Southeast collect school supplies to support their local schools