Dear Can-a-thon Supporter,
This year we're marking the 31st annual 11Alive Holiday Can-a-thon. Many of you have
participated over the past three decades by donating food, money and volunteer support. That
support is needed now more than ever.
Once again, The Salvation Army will be the beneficiary of the Can-a-thon. Because of today's
economy, many of our friends and neighbors are coming to The Salvation Army for the first time
and because of your generous donations they will receive help. While the 11Alive Holiday
Can-a-thon has raised more than one million cans of food since 1982, there are still many hungry
and homeless in our community who need our help.
Families who come to The Salvation Army for assistance pay nothing for their food. The
Salvation Army is active in our communities 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, meeting the needs
and doing the most good in our local neighborhoods. With your help, we will continue to support
and nourish people all over Georgia. All of the food collected in Rome will remain in The
Salvation Army food pantry for the greater Floyd County area.
On Friday, December 6, 2013, we invite you to join us as we come together to feed Georgia's hungry families. The 31st Can-a-thon will kick off in Metro Atlanta at 5:00 A.M. and in Rome at 8:00 AM and will continue throughout the day. We will be collecting can food donations at the following locations:
Turner Field (Fulton County),
The School Box (South Gwinnett),
The School Box - Town Center (Cobb),
and The Forum - Rome
We encourage your school, organization or business to become a part of this community event.
We need your help! Let us know you are participating in the 11Alive Holiday Can-a-thon by
completing the attached registration form and returning it by November 27, 2013. You may
also log on to www.11Alive.com/Canathon for additional information and online registration.
Help us celebrate 31 years of caring! Help us make a difference in the lives of those in need!
If you have questions, please fee free to contact Amy Holloway, firstname.lastname@example.org or
Marlene Henderson, email@example.com, or call (404) 892-1611.
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Atlanta Area -
Requested Food Items
Pop- Top Cans:
These are easier for individuals who do not have stable housing equipped with kitchen utensils.
Canned ham, tuna, corned beef can be the staple of a healthy meal.
We are often short on these items. These can often serve as dessert after a meal and appeal to children.
Green vegetables are always good for pregnant mothers and children. Vegetables without salt are very useful for those with Diabetes.
Donations of dry goods (rice, pasta, cereal, corn meal etc);
these items help to supplement the meals.
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