County officials encourage thoughtful giving to homeless

STAFF REPORT :::

Spalding County Parks and Leisure Services is asking residents to utilize organizations that aid the homeless and those in need.

According to a press release issued by Spalding County, some leave donated items in areas frequented by the homeless, but that is being discouraged.

Officials say anonymous or abandoned packages may be treated as suspicious by law enforcement, and Parks and Leisure Services is asking residents to keep that in mind this holiday season.

“As we enjoy the season of giving, thoughts of the homeless and less fortunate inspire many to look for ways to help those in need. Spalding County Parks and Leisure Services ask that you keep in mind that there are many charitable organizations that will collect and distribute your donations,” the release stated. “Anyone wishing to donate is asked to take unwrapped and identifiable items to a local charity of your choice. Thank you for giving so that others may feel the warmth of this holiday season.”

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