Christmas gifts for Whitfield
With tomorrow being Thanksgiving that means the season of giving is just around the corner.
Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce teamed up with the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and other agencies to take up donations for the state hospitals of Mississippi. This has been an effort in the community for more than 25 years.
They are accepting pocket games, puzzles, personal hygiene items, socks, stationary, slippers, and more.
After all of the donations are dropped off, a group of volunteers hand delivers them to those patients. Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cynthia Dobbs Sutton said, “It’s very important not just this time of year, but year round, to help those folks in need. This is a way that we kind of bring notice to that. You know the individuals, the families at the state hospital also need love from the community and this is one way we get to do that.”
They are taking donations until December 11th at noon.