Christmas Charities Year Round was nominated by Sue Clark and selected by Torch Helps contributors to receive the quarterly grant for the Winter of 2008. They will use these funds to purchase a rag baler. They are currently throwing away about 700 pounds of soiled/damaged clothes each week. With the baler, they will be able to recycle these as rags by selling them to a company in Athens for $3000 a year or more. This will reduce waste, generate needed revenue, and allow CCYR to become more self sufficient.
For more info about the CCYR, please visit their web site at http://www.christmascharitiesyearround.org/