SAVANNAH, GA – July 20, 2020 – Christmas will come early for Greenbriar Children’s Center residents. At 4 p.m. Thursday, July 30, members of the Women’s Auxiliary and the Laymen of the Berean Missionary Baptist Association will sponsor the Christmas in July donation Drive at Greenbriar’s main office at 4709 Hopkins Street in Savannah. Christmas in July Donation Drive is a long-standing tradition, reintroduced in 2017, but this year’s event will be a drive-by to take precautions amidst the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. All in the community are welcome to attend.
The drive this year is working to collect items such as paper plates, plastic ware, laundry detergent, brown one time multi-use paper towels and cleaning items, along with disposable child size masks, to help Greenbriar in its efforts to provide necessary items and to deliver essential programs to children and families in need in Savannah.
Last July, as in previous years, Greenbriar had its center decorated in the holiday spirit. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Greenbriar will have its decorations outdoors and staff will be standing outside to greet members of the community, and is encouraging those who attend to decorate their cars in Christmas cheer.
“This event is something we look forward to every year,” said Gena Taylor, Greenbriar’s Executive Director. “It will be wonderful to see our community and we encourage people to come and drive by to see our decorations. This event reminds everyone that the need in our area is great throughout the year, not just during the holiday season. We also welcome and rely on financial donations from our community, especially during this critical time when so many need our help.”
To view a wish list of much needed items, please visit www.greenbriarchildrenscenter.org/agency-wish-list/.
Greenbriar Children’s Center is a private, nonprofit organization which focuses on child development and family preservation. They are only one of two organizations in the entire Coastal Empire which offer emergency shelter to children. In addition, they offer affordable early childhood education, a family preservation program, independent living programs for young adults and are the only facilitators in our area for Project Safe Place, with locations throughout Savannah where children can obtain emergency assistance.
To learn more about Greenbriar Children’s Center and its history, please visit
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