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Help Low Income Families by Stuffing a Bus

COBB COUNTY, GA -- Cobb Community Transit and the Cobb Department of Transportation are doing their part to help low income families in the county enjoy the holidays by sponsoring the 2010 Stuff-A-Bus, benefiting Cobb Christmas, Inc.

The public's help is needed for Stuff-A-Bus with donations of money, new toys and gifts, non-perishable food items and gift certificates. Cobb County's generosity will brighten the holidays for thousands of local low income families.

Cobb Christmas is the county's oldest and largest holiday assistance program.

Donations will be accepted at the following times and locations:

Monday, Dec. 6
* Cobb County Offices -- 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
* Durham Middle School (2891 Mars Hill Road NW, Acworth, 30101) -- 10:30 a.m.

Kennesaw Offers Free Lunch to Veterans

KENNESAW, GA -- The City of Kennesaw will honor the service of military members past and present with a free lunch on Veterans Day, Thursday, Nov. 11 from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Ben Robertson Community Center (2753 Watts Drive, Kennesaw, 30144).

"We want to take this opportunity to recognize the contribution of the men and women in uniform, especially those who saw combat," said Kennesaw City Councilman Tim Killingsworth, who is also a former US Marine. "Our military members serve to defend the freedoms we value, and this is one small way to thank them."

American Legion North Cobb Post 304 is partnering with Kennesaw city officials to host the lunch.

Kennesaw Police Department Begins Annual Holiday Fund

KENNESAW, GA -- This holiday season will mark the 33rd year that the City of Kennesaw Police Department has come together to aid less fortunate families in the Kennesaw/Acworth area.

The annual Jerry Worthan Memorial Christmas Fund is about to begin, and the Kennesaw Police Department is looking for help. Donations of money, food and new toys are always appreciated. In 2009, thanks to the generosity of the community, the KPD was able to help over 51 families, including 131 children.

The dropoff location for toys and food is the Kennesaw City Jail. Monetary donations can be mailed (attn: Officer Scott Luther) or brought to the Kennesaw Police Department (2539 J O Stephenson Avenue NW, Kennesaw, 30144), Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Make all checks payable to the Jerry Worthan Memorial Christmas Fund.

The deadline for donations is Friday, Dec.