Chattanooga-area Morning Pointe Senior Living communities recently concluded their school supply drive for The Samaritan Center in Ooltewah, together collecting 391 school supplies.
Bags and bags of paper, pencils, crayons, markers, notebooks, folders, scissors, backpacks, glue sticks and other school items came in among three local Morning Pointe communities and the Morning Pointe Senior Living corporate office. The donations came in as part of The Samaritan Center’s annual Stock Their Locker program.
The Samaritan Center is an Ooltewah-based community support organization that serves the physical, spiritual and social needs of the greater community.
“What a wonderful way to support our community,” said Greg A. Vital, Morning Pointe co-founder and president. “We are always proud to support The Samaritan Center, a well-respected organization, as it provides much-needed resources and support to those in need. Our residents love children, and I know it gave them and their families a special sense of joy to participate in this school-supply drive.”
Founded in 1997 by Greg Vital and Franklin Farrow, Morning Pointe Senior Living owns and operates 37 assisted living and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states. These include six campuses in Chattanooga, Collegedale, East Hamilton and Hixson. The 38th Morning Pointe community, Morning Pointe at Happy Valley, is slated to open in Walker County, Georgia, in late 2023.