Used lights, decorations could brighten holidays for nonprofit

Dec. 01, 2012 @ 09:15 PM

One local nonprofit hopes that Christmas season revelers who take a fresh approach to decorating will choose to reuse rather than discard this holiday season.
Caring Services Inc., which runs the veterans shelter near downtown, wants to collect used lights and decorations so staff and volunteers can brighten the exterior and interior of the building this holiday season. 
“In keeping with the traditional holiday spirit, in addition to regular donations of clothing and housewares, Caring Services of High Point is seeking holiday decorations in presentable working order,” said Caring Services client Bill Riley. “Lights, tree decorations and spiritual and religious items are some of the things which could make our difficult times seem more joyous.”
Donations of used holiday lights and decorations can be dropped off at 102 Chestnut St. Caring Services is accessible by car along Kivett Drive through a driveway between Chestnut and Oakwood St.
Caring Services is nonprofit agency providing housing and supportive services for recovering alcoholics and addicts, according to the agency’s website.
Founded in 1994 with only one transitional house, Caring Services now has four houses for men, three houses for women, one three-quarter-way house, which transitions clients toward independent living, and a Vet Safety Net program for veterans with substance abuse issues.
/ Paul B. Johnson /