Secret Santa program to deliver toys to deserving children

Flint Media's Bradley Warren and Dustin Dowdy help sort through toys donated to the Secret Santa program.
Flint Media’s Bradley Warren and Dustin Dowdy help sort through toys donated to the Secret Santa program.

Decatur Community Cares and Family Connection are partnering with Flint Media’s six radio stations to coordinate the Secret Santa program.

Secret Santa is in its 10th year of gathering toys and other necessities for deserving children in Decatur County.

Families apply for their children, and the applications are reviewed by Decatur Community Cares, so donors can take confidence the toys will be going to local children that have genuine needs.

In addition to toys, other items are being collected, including clothing, blankets and some household items. Also, each family will receive either a storybook of Bible tales, or a similar religious book.

For those interested in giving monetary donations, you can drop off or mail a check to Flint Media, 521 S. Scott Street, Bainbridge, GA 39819.  We are located in the Scott Street Shopping Center. Donations help us buy special items like space heaters, coats and bicycles, and your support is greatly appreciated.

If you need to make a tax-deductible donation, you can mail Decatur County Family Connection at 2500 East Shotwell Street P.O. Box 990 Bainbridge, GA. 39818.

If someone needs to sign up their family for Secret Santa, they may do so by two ways:

1) If their children are enrolled in Decatur County Schools, talk with a guidance counselor at your child’s school. Secret Santa is working with the schools on signing up families. 2) If you have already talked to a school guidance counselor to sign up, you don’t need to contact anyone else. But if you can’t reach the school counselor, you can also call Monica Oliver with Decatur Community Cares at (229) 395-1649.


Secret Santa Bin Locations

  • Carter’s Fried Chicken – 1124 E. Shotwell Street
  • Tuten Chiropractic – 406 S. West Street
  • McDaddy Motor Company – 1414 Dothan Road
  • Griffin’s Uniforms – 115 S. Lamar Street
  • Care Chiropractic – 922 S. West Street
  • Southwest Georgia Oil Company (aka Inland) – 1711 East Shotwell Street

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