December 12, 2016 , The Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) is joining local nonprofit Union Mission to bring gifts and holiday cheer to the area children and families on Friday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. More than 150 members of the SCAD community donated items on children’s holiday wish lists and will set up a holiday shop for Union Mission clients to pick out gifts for their loved ones. The shop will be open to Union Mission, located at 107 Fahm St., Savannah, Georgia.
SCAD is continuing its 22-year partnership with local nonprofit Union Mission — which works to prevent and end homelessness in the greater Savannah area — through its annual holiday toy drive. SCAD President and founder Paula Wallace, and SCAD students, faculty and staff volunteers will staff the holiday shop.
The gifts presented will positively impact approximately 105 children, ranging in age from newborn to 18 years. Additionally, donations and gifts will go to over 20 women in residence at the Ben and Bettye Barnes Center, which provides permanent supportive housing for homeless women with disabilities.
This toy drive is one of several annual charitable events that the university has established to give to the Savannah community. Last holiday season, SCAD donated to more than 104 children, giving gifts such as bikes, gift cards, art supplies, athletic gear and more.