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Holiday Donations Help Those in Need – Drop Boxes at Chamber for Toys for Tots and Pet Supply

KobeCarescomThe Lake Norman Chamber of Commerce is pleased to partner with many of our outstanding local businesses during this holiday season.  Visit Lake Norman’s Visitor’s Center and the Chamber of Commerce is a drop off point both for Toys for Tots and a Pet Supply Donation Drive. 

To show your support for Toys for Tots, please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Lake Norman Visitors Center (Chamber & Visit Lake Norman 19900 West Catawba Avenue in Cornelius) by December 14th, 2012. Toys for Tots will distribute all toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.  Connie Ouellet, a new Chamber member with All About Flowers and Balloons is coordinating the Toys for Tot drive and said, “Christmas is a time to be thankful for everything you have and to give to those in need. Please bring in new unwrapped toys for any gender or age and help make a kids holiday wish come true.”

In addition Elizabeth Morgan, who is working with the Chamber as the Director of Membership Resources, is helping coordinate a Pet Supply Donation Drive.  The Cornelius Animal Shelter is the local shelter and and Officer Tre Nodine is the  local animal control officer in Cornelius. “The Cornelius Shelter takes care of and adopts as many local dogs and cats as they can with a very small staff and limited funding,” stated Morgan. North Meck Animal Rescue is one of the largest animal rescue’s in North Carolina and has been in existence for 14 years. All their animals are adopted out with all their shots, micro chipped and spayed or neutered procedure complete.  They average over 300 rescue’s and adoptions every year.  

Lakeside Sports and Chiropractic Center & Motorsports Rehab is the organizer and lead presenter of Kobe Cares.  For a list of pet supplies needed and for more information visit  The Pet Supply Donation will run through December 24th.

December 3, 2012 Posted by | Chamber of Commerce | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment