10-year-old steps up to help foster kidMIDDLEBURG – 10-year-old Charlotte Googin was moved so deeply after her mom, Tiffany, took her to a presentation of the Broadway Show “Annie” …
10-year-old steps up to help foster kid
MIDDLEBURG – 10-year-old Charlotte Googin was moved so deeply after her mom, Tiffany, took her to a presentation of the Broadway Show “Annie” that she sought out the local agency that handles foster care and adoption services in Clay County. The actors who portrayed the orphans in the musical opened Charlotte’s eyes regarding some of the challenges that many real-life children face. Charlotte decided that she wanted to do something to help area kids who aren't in the best possible family situations. When she invited friends to her 10th birthday party, she requested they bring gifts – not for her – but for some of the kids in the community who were still hoping to find a loving home. Her birthday guests listened and donated toys, games and birthday money to the party that Charlotte then delivered to Kids First of Florida. Charlotte is shown here, in center, in front of Kids First executive director Irene Toto and, at right, community liaison Ernie Cohen.
Chipping in for the Food Pantry
GREEN COVE SPRINGS – A recent food drive held at the Green Cove Springs Police Departments proves that hunger does not take a holiday. The police recently collected 150 pounds of non-perishable foods for the Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs. The department holds two food drives a year for the pantry. Shown here are Communications Supervisor Brandi Acres, Public Information Officer Kimberly Robinson, Detective James Acres, Acting Chief Derek Asdot and Officer Brett Morando.
Also, The Clay County Agricultural Fair livestock auction proved fruitful for the food pantry. Waste Management purchased a cow and three pigs, Farley Cattle Company purchased two pigs and Advanced Disposal purchased a pig, all to be donated to the food pantry for distribution to the needy.