By Molly Moser
A large red vehicle with Delaware county license plates arrives in Guttenberg bearing a trunkful of gifts just days before Christmas. Two women unload armfuls of wrapped presents, bringing them to the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital Family Resource Center for distribution.
“Caterpillar personally adopts one family every Christmas,” says Kari Harbaugh, who coordinated many giving efforts at the Family Resource Center this year. “It’s going to be awesome to help this family, because they’re going to be so appreciative.”
Through various drives, family adoptions, and volunteerism, the season of giving brought food, clothes, home goods, and toys to over 200 families in Clayton County this year. Members of the Guttenberg community contributed greatly to widespread efforts to fill bellies and warm hearts this Christmas.
The Family Resource Center coordinated drives from GMH and the hospital auxiliary, Cornerstone Family Practice, The Guttenberg Press, Thrivent Financial, the Clayton Ridge School District, and others to provide items for Shepherd of the Hills’ Christmas Just 4 Kids Project. Brown’s Sales and Leasing also contributed to the project with a Fill the Truck promotion, matching each gift donation that was received.