CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford residents spent the past month collecting books, markers, crayons and more to celebrate kids. July was National Make a Difference to Children Month, and the assisted living community rounded up 200 items to deliver to TC Thompson Children’s Hospital.

But acts of kindness are nothing new for the residents. As part of the life enrichment program, Morning Pointe is partnering with local organizations to pay it forward, and giving residents the opportunity to put their lifelong talents and crafts to use for the greater good.

The yearlong community service campaign, called “Make Your Mark,” is a company-wide volunteer effort to give back 20,000 hours of community service in 2017.

Photo: Roberta Jackson, Van Robinson and Charlotte Abercrombie, Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford residents, celebrated “Make a Difference to Children Month” with a collection drive for patients at TC Thompson Children’s Hospital.

Photo: Sarah Stanley and Roberta Jackson, Morning Pointe of Chattanooga at Shallowford residents, celebrated “Make a Difference to Children Month” with a collection drive for patients at TC Thompson Children’s Hospital.