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Carterville, Illinois, is located on Route 13 between Marion and Carbondale. Its close proximity to these growing communities allows for a small town atmosphere with larger city conveniences. Carterville is a wonderful place to live and work!

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Chamber Business Spotlight of the Week for March 14, 2022 - Gum Drops, NFP


 

The Chamber Business Spotlight of the Week is Gum Drops, NFP

Gum Drops, NFP provides a weekend backpack of child friendly food to help enhance the quality of life in at-risk children. This program helps remove barriers to academic success. Gum Drops, NFP strives to help build strong children, solid families and sound communities that in return these at-risk children will succeed in the same manner in the future.

How can you help ? ? We have two volunteer shifts that begin at 6:30 pm on both Tuesday and Wednesdays evenings to pack the bags. We would love to have you come volunteer. We could always use donations both monetary and child-friendly food donations. Obtaining child-friendly food has been a huge challenge this year. We always need ramen noodles, fruit cups, cheese n crackers, applesauce, pop tarts, etc something they can do themselves.

If you would like more information, please give us a call at 618-319-3829 or drop us an email at gumdrops108@gmail.com.

Gum Drops, NFP provides a weekend backpack of child friendly food to help enhance the quality of life in at-risk children. This program helps remove barriers to academic success. Gum Drops, NFP strives to help build strong children, solid families and sound communities that in return these at-risk children will succeed in the same manner in the future.

How can you help ? ? We have two volunteer shifts that begin at 6:30 pm on both Tuesday and Wednesdays evenings to pack the bags. We would love to have you come volunteer. We could always use donations both monetary and child-friendly food donations. Obtaining child-friendly food has been a huge challenge this year. We always need ramen noodles, fruit cups, cheese n crackers, applesauce, pop tarts, etc something they can do themselves.

If you would like more information, please give us a call at 618-319-3829 or drop us an email at gumdrops108@gmail.com.

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