The holidays are a time for family and celebrating, but also for giving and sharing. Residents in the Smyrna and Vinings area at Monte Hewett Homes properties including West Village who are interested in giving back, can consider these two local options that benefit the surrounding community.
MUST Ministries – serving Cobb County – welcomes families in need to shop in the MUST Toy Shop each year. With the help of hundreds of volunteers and donations of in-kind gifts from individuals, companies, civic groups and churches, MUST helps 4,000 children experience the joy of Christmas morning. The MUST Toy Shop is a unique experience that allows families to register each of their children and rather than picking up a pre-packaged sack, offers parents the opportunity to “shop” in the Toy Shop to find the special items that are just right for their children. To donate or volunteer, contact MUST Ministries.
A second local give back option happens to be a delicious one. Grab the whole family and take a break from shopping, decorating and wrapping to attend a holiday party at Cowlicks Yogurt & Floats in Vinings.
On December 10 and 17, Cowlicks will support Toys for Tots and Coats for Kids by collecting new unwrapped toys and gently used coats. Bringing in one of these items is your ticket to the celebration, and kids under 10 will get a complimentary yogurt with topping. Even if you can’t make it to one of the parties, Cowlicks Vinings will continue collecting toys through December 15 and coats through January 15, 2012. Cowlicks is located at 2460 Cumberland Parkway at the corner of Paces Ferry Road and Cumberland Parkway.