Northeast Community Credit Union is helping sponsor the TLC Community Center’s Christmas ‘Bundles of Love’ program.
The Bundles of Love program collects items for children in need in the local community; such as hygiene items, school supplies, personal items and small toys. The bundles are distributed based on referrals from local schools and to clients who participate in the TLC Summer Food program.
NCCU donated 1,500 bags to the TLC Community Center to use for the program and will be providing volunteers for the distribution of the gifts. NCCU will also serve as a drop-off location for items for the Bundles of Love.
“Our credit union works hard to help improve the lives of our neighbors –financially and otherwise,” NCCU President/CEO Teresa Arnold said. “There are needs right here where we live, and we’re so pleased to work with TLC Community Center to help wherever we can.”
“There are so many families missing basic essentials in our community,” TLC Director Angie Odom said. “This is about meeting needs in our own hometown.”
NCCU’s Main Office (behind Elizabethton High School) and their Roan Mountain Office will be accepting items for the Bundles of Love, which include shampoo, toothpaste, individually packaged toothbrushes, dental floss, deodorant, soaps, combs, body wash, washcloths, pencils, erasers, notebooks, crayons, socks, gloves, hats, mittens, small toys and other similar items.
The Bundles of Love will be distributed in December to boys and girls aged from toddler to teenager.
Items for the Bundles of Love can be dropped off at either the NCCU Main Office at 980 Jason Witten Way, Elizabethton, or at the NCCU Roan Mountain office at 8301 Highway 19E, in Roan Mountain.