Probationers donate blankets to homeless
Southeast Corrections, in cooperation with the Chatham County District Attorney’s office and Chatham County Recorder’s Court Judge Claire Cornwell-Williams, on Monday announced that more than $1,400 worth of blankets were donated by misdemeanor probationers to benefit the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless.
According to DA spokesman Daniel Baxter, those donations, captured during the month of December, will be distributed this week to residents of area homeless shelters and camps.
In addition to the blankets collected, probationers also donated more than $1,524 in gift cards from local retailers, which will be used by Savannah Area Family Emergency (SAFE) Shelter to benefit children now residing in that facility.
The outreach initiative was the idea of State Court Deputy Chief District Attorney Andre Pretorius and Judge Williams as a way to benefit the local homeless population and the large number of children at the SAFE Shelter over the holidays, Baxter said.
The drive also gave probationers a chance to fulfill their community-service requirements.