The Mission Of Hope Christmas Barrel Drive kicks off today, November 16th.
Donations help families in rural Appalachia.
More than 500 barrels are available to off donations of new clothes, new toys, new coats, and non-perishable food.
After the donations are collected, a team of volunteers sorts and packs it at a warehouse in West Knoxville.
About eight years ago, Henry McCarter started volunteering with the Mission Of Hope.