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Charity donations on the rise

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) - After black Friday and cyber Monday, It's giving Tuesday, A day to encourage donations to charities.

Faith Community Outreach Center is serves the homeless and others in need in Albany.

They can't meet those needs without support from people in the community.

Since 2009, Dr. Iris Davis has worked as Director of Program Services for Faith Community Outreach Center. She's a part of a team that serves the less fortunate year round.

"I can only drive in one car, live in one house and wear one outfit at a time, so why not share with those that have fallen," said Iris Davis.

The center's number one focus is to provide shelter for homeless women with children, but they also take care of other needs.

"We serve as a community based outreach center. We serve our public with food, clothing, hygiene kits," said Davis.

Like many organizations, Faith Community Outreach Center sees an increase in donations during the holidays.

"Usually doing the holidays we get a lot of donations, maybe toys, and clothing and during the Thanksgiving holiday we were given substantial amounts of food," said Davis.

But they still struggle to meet the need. To help whoever comes through their doors, they partner with other organizations in Albany throughout the year.

"the financial support is somewhat down it may peak after Christmas and during tax season and then its down again. However, we have some consistent organizations and individuals who give monthly and were so grateful," said Davis.

It's times other than holidays when donations are really needed. Davis say they welcome all types of supplies any time.

"And then we put in on our colored picnic benches and its community open for anyone who needs clothing," said Davis.

On a monthly basis, Faith Community Outreach Center meets the needs of more than 100 people in the community.

 Faith Community Outreach Center says you can help them by adopting a family for the holidays.

For more information click here.

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