Cats Help Walker Care Mission
LaFayette Facility’s Huge Need in 2010

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(LaFayette, Georgia) – Georgia Northwestern Head Men’s Basketball Coach David Stephenson teaches his young men the four B’s of life. “Bible, Books, Ball, and Babes,” answers sophomore guard Kyle Wilson (Armuchee) confidently when asked what those B’s are. “So when coach asked us to bring in food, we just prioritized it.”

Reaching out to the LaFayette Care Mission at the holidays is now quickly becoming a part of the Bobcat tradition at GNTC. “I want these men to remember priorities in life,” said Stephenson as he helped unload a cart load of donations that his 2010-11 squad raised over the past month for The Care Mission. “That’s why the four B’s are so important for young men at this age.” The team first gave to the mission last year during the holidays.

During their Thanksgiving break, Bobcats Jesse Moore (Dade County), Steven Hughley (Chattanooga Brainerd), Matt Woods (Dade County), Wilson, and their coach delivered the donations and helped Deon Phillips sort the much needed non-perishables. “This time of the year is so hard on us,” said Phillips, co-founder of The Care Mission in 2005 along with his wife, Kendra. “Last year, we assisted over 10,000 individuals with food and/or clothing assistance. This year, we have already helped over 12,000 North Georgians with so many needs.”

The Care Mission Food Pantry is open Wednesdays through Fridays from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. It is also open on Saturdays from 12 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. The Care Mission Thrift Store is open Wednesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is also open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The mission first opened its doors five years ago with a budget of $500.

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