Wayne County launches Project Christmas Smiles

Wayne County launches Project Christmas Smiles

WAYNESBORO, MS (WDAM) - Project Christmas Smiles was started to provide toys to needy children in Wayne County at Christmas and food boxes to their and food boxes to their families. This has been an annual service project coordinated by Wayne County 4-H for over 20 years.

Local businesses, civic clubs, school groups, churches, and individuals are invited to help by conducting food and/or toy drives, helping to gather items, or create monetary sponsorship.

The program works with the Department of Human Services serves to help and is designed to help families that would not have been able to otherwise receive help.

Collected items can be dropped off at the Extension Office in Wayne County or the City Fire Department.

Last year, over 40 children and their 17 families received help. Food items and toys were collected through local 4-H clubs, the city fire department, United Methodist Men's club, Rotary, local churches, school groups, Fortnightly club, Home and Garden club, MHV Clubs, Toys for Bo, along with local individuals and groups.

Contact the Wayne County Extension Office at 601-735-2243 or the Fire Department at 601-735-3074