SOUTHPORT – As is tradition during the holiday season, Gulf Coast Electric Cooperative employees and board members donated items for the Children’s Home Society. The 2016 drive focused on items for older children and teenagers.

GCEC Vice President of Marketing and Communications Kristin Evans, left, presented the donations to Jodi Kellet of the CHS. Items included gloves, scarves, socks, headphones, razors, shave gel, hair straighteners, blow dryers, curling irons, gift cards, pajamas, jewelry, art supplies, blankets, hoodies, makeup, purses, wallets and toys.