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Holtzman group's drive benefits Manna House, pet shelter, veterans walk
The Manna Houses Katrina Deason helps unload some of the 2,400 food items donated to the food charity from Holtzman Real Estate Services. - photo by Photo provided.

Holtzman Real Estate Services has held an annual drive to collect items for area organizations that assist those individuals who are less fortunate for the past 10 years.

While the destination of the items collected has changed over the years, the purpose has remained the same — helping those who need it the most.

This year, Holtzman Real Estate Services chose to support the Liberty County Manna House, Liberty County Humane Shelter, and the Hinesville Veterans Memorial Walk fund. The Holtzman office staff started this year’s collection effort in January with the inception of "Jean Day" on Fridays. For $5 the staff could wear jeans to work. Organizers report it was a success with the staff.

As has been customary, right after Thanksgiving, Holtzman’s kicks the holiday drive off with a large purchase of non-perishable food items. Anyone who came through the doors was invited to contribute. The staff also raffled off a 55-inch TV as an incentive. For every five items of non-perishable food, five pounds of dry pet food or every $5 donation, the participant earned a raffle ticket. Tenants and homeowners alike participated in the raffle, while vendors and staff donated money.

Wednesday, Holtzman’s donated 2,438 individual food items to the Liberty County Manna House. This was by far the most the drive has ever collected. In addition to all the food, they also donated 147 items in pet food and cleaning supplies as well as $900 tor the Liberty Humane Shelter and donated $750 for the Hinesville Veterans Memorial Walk.

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