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Stock Their Lockers drive for The Samaritan Center ends at area Morning Pointe Senior Living communities August 17

Morning Pointe of Chattanooga residents Erika Brouner (seated) and Donna Stetler (standing), with the Stock Their Lockers barrel

School supplies have been coming in for The Samaritan Center’s Stock Their Lockers drive at local Morning Pointe Senior Living communities, but there is still room for more as the Aug. 17 deadline approaches.

The Samaritan Center is an Ooltewah-based community support organization that serves the physical, spiritual and social needs of the greater community.

Supplies needed include traditional items like paper, pencils, crayons, markers, notebooks, backpacks, highlighters and rulers, but also school clothing items such as socks and underwear. This year, The Samaritan Center also has an Amazon Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1XORLLD0MO3QT/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex

Alison Irwin, payroll coordinator, and Donna Rast, accounting coordinator, at Morning Pointe Senior Living’s home office in Ooltewah
Alison Irwin, payroll coordinator, and Donna Rast, accounting coordinator, at Morning Pointe Senior Living’s home office in Ooltewah

“We are glad to partner with The Samaritan Center once again to help bring school supplies to families in need in our greater Chattanooga community,” said Amanda Yelenick, Morning Pointe’s vice president of life enrichment. “Our residents love to be able to give back and do something for kids.”

Morning Pointe locations serving as drop-off sites this year are:

“Morning Pointe has always believed in giving back to our community, and the school supply drive at The Samaritan Center is a great way to do just that,” said Greg Vital, Morning Pointe president and co-founder. “Thank you to everyone who has dropped off backpacks, markers, rulers and other important supplies at our participating Morning Pointe locations.”

Founded in 1997 by Greg Vital and Franklin Farrow, Morning Pointe Senior Living owns and operates 37 assisted living, personal care, 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.

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