Canopy Child Advocacy Services gift drive

It’s the final countdown for Canopy Child Advocacy Services holiday gift drive, but so far, so good.

Last week we shared with you the drive to collect toys and gifts this year for children and young people ages three to 17, all of whom have been victims of sexual or physical abuse or witness to a crime here in South Mississippi.

Since our story aired, some residents and local businesses have answered the call, dropping off donations at Canopy’s site on Watts Avenue in Pascagoula as well as the one in Gulfport.

One South Mississippi business is even hosting its own drive at its store to help out. Lisa Zimmerman with Canopy Child Advocacy Services said, “Several businesses around the Gulf Coast, one in particular, the Dollar General on Pineville in Long Beach, they decided upon themselves to create their own donation box, and we’ll be picking that up next week. These children have been through the most horrific things you can imagine so bringing a little bit of joy on Christmas morning is the main reason why we are doing this.”

Also, in the past week, special deliveries of board games, toys, and gifts for teenagers have arrived.

Northwood Church has a gift donation drop off site and you can also drop off your donations until Monday, December 14th at Canopy Child Advocacy Services sites in Pascagoula off Watts Avenue or Canopy’s 17th Street location in Gulfport.

Gifts for teenagers, such as gift cards and toiletries, are especially still needed.

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