While there are plenty of community and volunteer opportunities in Coweta on Thanksgiving, there’s not much offered on Christmas Day.
But for the second year in a row, the Coweta Community Food Pantry is opening its doors Christmas morning for a volunteer can sorting and some Christmas cheer.
Frankie Hardin of the Coweta Community Food Pantry said that last year, she got a call from a man who was looking for some volunteering opportunities on Christmas morning. He had a large family coming to visit, but all were grown-ups with no small children.
Hardin gave him a couple of places to call and told him to call her back if he couldn’t find anything. He called her back. And so she decided that Christmas morning would be a fine time to have folks come by and continue working on sorting items donated during the Can-A-Thon.
She brought some cider and they sang Christmas carols.
“It was just lovely,” Hardin said. “The timing was beautiful and it seemed like a really nice way to start the day."
So they decided to do it again this year.
It’s an opportunity for those who may be alone on Christmas morning or families without young children. “It’s the perfect way to start the day,” Hardin said. The morning will end with singing and a prayer. The Christmas sort is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. There will be a prize for whoever finds the most expired can.
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