Friday, March 16, 2007

Union City Firefighters and Police help Christian City Children

Christian City kicked off their cell phone collection drive recently with the support of the Union City Fire and Police Departments. Cell phone collection boxes will be distributed at Fire Stations #1 and #2, the Union City Police Station at city hall, The Comfort Inn and the So. Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

Collected phones will be sent to recycle centers who will refurbish the phones and give Christian City between $3-$30 for each phone. Money raised through the cell phone drive will be used to support the ongoing ministries for abandoned and neglected children, as well as services for seniors, Alzheimer's patients, the elderly who live on their campus.

Located in Union City, Christian City has been serving the community since 1965 when they opened the first cottage for eight little boys who needed a safe, loving, place to live. Community support is always needed and the cell phone drive is an easy way to get involved and help those less fortunate.

For more information, to get involved, make a donation, or volunteer please access or call 770-703-2636

The community is invited to drop off used cell phones at these locations in Union City: Firestation #1 on High Point Road
Firestaion #2 at 6393 Shannon Parkway
Police Station by City Hall, 5060 Union Street
So Fulton Chamber of Commerce, 6400 Shannon Parkway
Comfort Inn at 6800 Shannon Way

Christian City Need List for March

Christian City, a nonprofit, nondenominational organization serving less fortunate and neglected children as well as seniors, the elderly and the infirm, is calling on the community for help. The following is a list of needs for the Home for Children for the month of March:

Granulated Sugar
Brown Sugar
Paper Plates
Laundry Detergent (liquid and/or powder)
Toilet Paper
Facial Tissue boxes
Fabric softener for laundry
Zip Lock Bags-all sizes
Lunch box items (fruit cups, individual chips, etc.)
Cereal-all type’s children would enjoy
Band aids-all types
Batteries –all sizes especially AA
Beach towels
Flash lights
Gift cards for: Kroger/Wal-Mart for grocery items (i.e. Milk, Fresh Produce)

Christian City, located in Union City, relies on community support to continue to meet the needs of the children in their care. To make a donation, become a volunteer or for more information on the Home for Children and the new Children's Village under construction, please contact Phil Kouns, Vice President of Children's Services at 770-703-2641. For more information on Christian City and their ministries, please access or call 770-703-2636