Local businesses save Christmas for CAC's Granparents to Parents Program


(Rusty Seymour, Linda Estridge, Rosalyn White, & Russ Jensen)
CAC’s Office on Aging hosts an annual Holiday dinner for its Grandparents to Parents program. The program offers assistance to grandparents, or sometimes great-grandparents, who are foster caring children. Due to unforseen circumstances it looked as though the annual dinner would be missing ¬†gifts for over 50 children this year. Russ Jensen, the City of Knoxville’s 311 director, put the call out for books and stuffed animals. Rusty Seymour of BB&T graciously offered to foot the bill for the stuffed animals, while the Walmart at Turkey Creek offered a substantial discount on Pillow Pets. Terry King, of St. Mark UMC, mobilized a book drive through his Sunday school class and collected over 150 books. Read the full story in this week’s edition of The Knox Focus.

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