At the check presentation to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank from Bright School are, from left, Acadia Phillips, Head of School O.J. Morgan, Lori Bell, Nicole Smith, CAFB President Gina Crumbliss and Noor Ali.
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Dr. Joe Jackson Yium, at right, and Sonia Bible, Lone Oak Health Clinic manager, left, accept a check from Signal Mountain Lions Club members Mike Haragon, left center, and Vince Patterson.

Downtown Council of Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce

The Downtown Council of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce recently presented a check for $1,000 to Chattanooga School for the Arts and Sciences and donated an additional $1,000 to complete a $2,000 funding need at CSAS.

"This donation enabled us to purchase 10 digital walkie-talkies," says CSAS Lower School Principal Kelly Coffelt. "This allows for communication during the school day room-to-room, to the nurse and office as well as outside. Each classroom can be in full communication since CSAS doesn't have an intercom system. We appreciate our partnership with the Downtown Council."

Signal Mountain Lions Club

Members of the Signal Mountain Lions Club donated $1,000 to the Lone Oak Health Clinic on Signal Mountain. The free health clinic is open 6-8 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m.-noon on Thursdays.


Dillard's department store annually partners with Southern Living and Ronald McDonald House Charities to produce a Southern Living Holiday Cookbook, which sells for $10. Employees of Dillard's at Hamilton Place presented Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Chattanooga with a check for $3,564.72, raised through proceeds of the cookbook's sales.

Bright School

Students at Bright School raised $1,263 for donation to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank. The donation was collected through pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters given by students to purchase gallons of milk for distribution to families at a local elementary school for two months. Additionally, a one-day food drive held in conjunction with a Faculty vs. Fifth Grade basketball game brought in 2,056 pounds of food (the equivalent of 1,713 meals.)