A self-storage facility in Lake Wylie, N.C., is partnering with other community businesses to collect food, toys and coats for a local charity.
Kodiak Mini Storage is working with the community newspaper, Lake Wylie Pilot, Lake Wylie Chamber of Commerce and Bank of America-Lake Wylie to collect donations through Dec. 20 for Clover Area Assistance Center (CAAC).
Last year, nearly 200 toys and 1,000 coats, hats, gloves and scarves were collected. The group hopes to top last year’s donations. Desired items include canned goods such as soup, peanut butter, beans and pasta, unwrapped toys for all ages, and new coats, hats, gloves and scarves.
The CAAC, a nonprofit, collaborative agency, is receiving more inquires for assistance, according to the organization’s executive director Karen van Vierssen. The center serves a regular client base of 300 to 325 people every month, van Vierssen said. Urgent needs are met with food, financial assistance, health services and special needs items, and through advocacy and referrals to other organizations. The organization’s preventive and educational programs work to increase self-sufficiency.
Kodiak Mini Storage will accept donations from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.