Chamber Accepts Outstanding Business Partner Award

- Posted: 01/29/10
On Tuesday, January 26, the Gadsden County Chamber of Commerce accepted a 2009 Outstanding Business Partner from Capital Area Community Action Agency for support of Gadsden County clients. In October 2009, Chamber staff and members set in motion its first Share the Warmth Blanket Drive to collect donations of new or gently used blankets and throws for needy individuals and families in Gadsden County. The Chamber continued its community efforts by partnering with the Gadsden County Men of Action and Tri-Eagle Sales on the Gadsden County Toy Drive.

To date, approximately thirty-two blankets and throws have been delivered to the CACAA office in Quincy. Additionally, enough toys were passed on in December to bring enjoyment to over twenty CACAA families with little to no income.

The Chamber also distributed about thirty-five blankets and throws to the Gadsden County Senior Services for their homebound seniors. Several disadvantaged single mothers and guardian grandparents in Flint Garden Apartments, located in Chattahoochee, received twelve donations.

The Share the Warmth Blanket Drive continues through February 1st; belated contributions will still be accepted and distributed to area agencies.