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10 Caring Gifts

Celebrating 30 Years of Community Impact!Join us as we celebrate our 30th annual 10 Caring Gifts, a partnership with WALA Fox 10 that provides 10 different ways for individuals, businesses, and civic organizations to make a difference in the lives of the those in need during the holiday season. Each year, thousands of people are served because of the generosity of our community. Giving back is easy. Donations for the following gifts will be accepted between 8 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Friday at VOA’s corporate office located at 1204 Hillcrest Road, Mobile, AL 36695.

Our 10 Caring Gifts:

  1. Toys for the Holidays
  2. Pennies for Patriots
  3. Food for the Holidays
  4. Caring Kits
  5. School Supplies
  6. Baby Bundles
  7. Blankets
  8. Jackets and Coats
  9. Warm hands, warm hearts
  • Cash Gift for greatest need

For more information, contact Janet Hyde at or (251) 338-1294.

10 Caring Gifts

1.  Toys for the Holidays

VOA Southeast partners with the Department of Human Resources and other agencies to identify children in need. 

2.  Pennies for Patriots

Collect change to support Veterans Services which includes counseling, transitional housing, permanent housing, educational support, job training, and job placement. 

3.  Food for the Holidays

With the cost of food on the rise, many people in the community are suffering from food insufficiency, particularly our senior citizens.  Food is distributed 12 months a year.

4.  Caring Kits

Personal care items used all year for veterans, homeless, and low-income seniors.  Items such as soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, and cleaning supplies can truly make a difference in someone’s life. 

5.  School and Art Supplies

Basic school supplies, as well as supplies for arts and crafts such as paint, construction paper, glue, etc.  VOA serves individuals with developmental disabilities and hundreds of at-risk youth in after-school programs. These supplies are used all year.

6.  Baby Bundles

General baby supplies such as diapers, wipes, baby food, etc. Baby bundles are distributed to low-income families and foster parents through agency partners.

7.  Blankets

Blankets are distributed to the elderly, veterans, children in need, and people with special needs, as well as those individuals during the Point in Time Count administered by Housing First.

8.  Coats and Jackets

Coats are distributed to the people in Volunteers of America Southeast’s programs, including veterans at Eagle’s Landing, low-income seniors, homeless, and people with developmental disabilities. 

9.  Warm Hands, Warm Hearts

Gloves, hats, scarves, and socks for all ages. These are distributed to people in tent cities as well as to low-income seniors, people with developmental disabilities, and the homeless.

10. Cash Gift

Needs in the community are constantly growing and changing. A cash gift allows VOA Southeast to provide for an immediate need in the community.

2 Addiction Recovery Workshops at VOA Southeast

Save the Dates:

Thursday, January 16th from 7:00 – 8:30 pm
“When Addiction Strikes: A Family’s Guide to Hope”

Friday, January 17th from  9:00 am – 12 noon
“Healing the Psyche: Getting to the Spiritual Roots of Recovery from Addiction”

VOA Southeast
1204 Hillcrest Road
Mobile, Alabama

Workshop Leader:
Dr. Terry Ellis, founder Chrysalis Intervention and has 30+ Years  Experience Counseling Individuals and Families.

Prior to becoming an interventionist, Dr. Ellis served as pastor of six churches over his 34 year career. He holds a doctorate in Greek, a Masters in Biblical studies, and a B.A. in Psychology. He’s authored many commentaries, articles, and biblical studies, and his blog, GraceWaves, has a wide audience.

Certificates will be provided for 1.5 contact hours of continuing education. Participants who require CE units should verify approval for this program with their individual certification board.

For more information contact Paul McLendon  251-422-7729 or email  paulm@voase.org1.5

The Church at Hillcrest and HIS Kids

HIS Kids offers children, youth, and young adults with special needs a safe and learning environment during worship service.  Trained staff will provide care in sensory rooms, allowing parents to participate in worship.

For more information, contact Digger Creel:

The Church at Hillcrest
1204 Hillcrest Road
Mobile, AL 36695