Members of the WCCAA will be located at both entrances collecting donations for the fundraiser, which will benefit the agency’s summer youth program. The WCCAA will also hand out candy and balloons for young children as they exit the store.
“We are hoping that Walker County will come together and help with this cause because, as a lot of people may know or may not know, the community action agency is known for helping people with their heating and cooling bills to assist low-income families,” said WCCAA board member Brigette Scott. “That’s one of the main things they’re known for, but they do so much more.”
The WCCAA is a nonprofit organization that helps people living in Walker County by providing clothing and food, assisting in job searches and other various needs within the community.
“One of the things that we do, as well, is our summer youth programs for low-income families; we do volleyball and basketball for children in the summer. And we have a good turnout for that, but it has to be funded,” Scott said. “... Of course with all the cutbacks that everyone is having in the nonprofit sector, it has hit us hard as well. We want to continue to do this for the children because they look forward to it.”
The donations will help the agency to continue to fund the program for the area’s youth.
Those interested in donating, but won’t be able to make it to Walmart Saturday, may drop off donations at the WCCAA located at 644 19th Street West in downtown Jasper. For more information, call the agency at (205) 221-4010.
“We just believe that Walker Countians will want to give back and that others that have a little bit more than others will want to come out and give to help all this good stuff keep going on for our citizens of Walker County,” Scott said. “We just want to keep it funded so they can have their little tournaments and play their little games. It’s a lot of fun, and the kids are close to my heart. This is one of the things that I definitely don’t want to see have to end.”