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Curbside supply drive held at TCC Innovation Center

Posted at 6:52 PM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-03 16:40:45-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fl. (WTXL) — Nearly 20 people volunteered Saturday morning at the Tallahassee Curbside Supply Drive. It was held at Tallahassee Community College's Innovation Center.

Volunteers collected all kinds of items for nonprofits in the area.

Everything from non perishable food items, to games, to dog and cat food, and so much more were welcomed.

Trent Smith is a member of the 'Love Your Neighbors Leon' Facebook group, and said he realized local non profits were posting about things they need.

"We're in a time where people are more conservative and not wanting to get out as much," explained Smith. "So, I started talking to a few leaders on that group and some friends of mine about the possibility of doing a quick drive to help people out."

The drive is also a way for people who may have some things they don't need to drop them off, for those who do. The curbside drop-off means contact-less.

"Where people can just bring by some supplies, make a donation and not really have to leave their cars," Smith added. "So we're limiting that contact, and then after they make their donations, they can get the items sanitized by us, and then RedEye Coffee volunteered to deliver the items to the nonprofits."

The supplies gathered at this curbside drive will go to:
Good News Outreach
Pace Center for Girls
Refuge House
Elder Care Services
Hang Tough Foundation

Lastly, Smith explained that any additional funds the group does not use to purchase items will be used to buy gift cards for those nonprofits.