A bone marrow drive, sponsored by the Be The Match Foundation, in honor of Antwon, a five-year-old with Sickle Cell Anemia, will be held on Saturday, July 27 at East Wilkinson Community Park from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Maddox Investing in America Inc. will host a Back to School Blow Out at The Fun Factory on Wednesday, July 31 from 6-9 p.m. Free school supplies will be given away. A $5 donation is requested, this includes skates and admission. If you would like to make a donation of supplies please call 478-453-2221 or visit 133 Old River Bridge Road.
Maddox Investing in America Inc. will provide free sack lunches to children in low-income areas on Saturdays and Sundays during the summer. Volunteers are needed to help package and deliver the lunches. To volunteer call Timothy and Tarneshia Maddox at 478-696-0112 or 478-234-9283.
A School Uniform Drive will be held until July 31. New and gently used clothing will help provide uniforms to students in need. Acceptable clothing items are: khaki, black or navy pants and white, navy, red or black shirts with collars. Clothes can be dropped off Monday-Thursday at the Board of Education, Communities In Schools (GC, 101 Chappell Hall), Northridge Christian Church and First United Methodist Church.
If you are interested in becoming a Foster or Adoptive parent IMPACT pre-service training classes will be held on six Saturdays beginning Aug. 3-Sept. 14 (will skip Labor Day weekend). Families are required to attend all training if possible. The classes will be held at the Jones County Dept. of Family and Children Services, 141 James St. (Hwy 18) in Gray. Classes will be 4-5 hours in length and begin promptly at 9 a.m. This training is free and is available for families from Baldwin, Putnam, Jones, Peach, Crawford, Wilkinson, Twiggs and Monroe County. Call 478-445-7020 for more information.
July 1-Aug. 31 Papa John’s Pizza will donate $1 to Georgia Cancer Support Group every time someone makes an online order with the promotional code: GCS10. For more information contact Robbie White at 478-731-9390 or Deborah Jones at 478-731-1446.
Friday, July 26
9-11 a.m.: The annual Senior Farmers Market will be held at the Collins P. Lee Center located at 237 Harrisburg Road. Everyone is welcome to attend this one-time market. SNAP/EBT will be accepted also.
10 a.m.-noon: Digital Bridges Open Computer Clinic is open in the Knight Community Innovation Center, 127 W. Hancock St. Work station availability is limited. The clinic is designed to teach basic skills to adult beginning computer users. Participants may come with specific questions or for general knowledge. For more information call 478-387-0254 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your slot or to volunteer.