With just one week to go, one of the greatest remaining needs for Mac’s Toy Fund is good used toys.
With more than 4,400 children receiving invitations to the Dec. 15 distribution party, at this point there just aren’t enough used toys on hand to ensure that every child will be able to have one to go along with the new toy they receive.
Mac’s serves Raleigh County children up to 12 years of age; invitations to the event are sent out by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. Mac’s pays for the postage.
Donations of used toys will continue at BJW Printing and Office Supplies, 3100 Robert C. Byrd Drive, through Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday evening, Mac’s Toy Fund Vice President Pete Torrico and volunteers from Generation Beckley will conclude the toy prep.
In addition to used toys, Mac’s also needs monetary donations to pay for new toys, bikes and bike repairs and helmets, new coats, fruit, materials for hand crafted toys and venue rental.
If you would like to donate a bike and need someone to pick it up, please call 304-252-3874 or e-mail bsa.troop.103. firstname.lastname@example.org. The bike need not be in perfect condition; Boy Scouts of Troops 103 and 3 will make repairs.
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Shady Spring High School cheerleaders are conducting a used coat drive. The teens have placed large decorated boxes in businesses in Beckley, Beaver and Shady in which you can place donated coats.
New and used coats are being accepted for Mac’s Toy Fund at Chateaux Interiors in Beckley; Kroger at Beaver, Harper Road and Beckley Crossing; CVS in Beaver; Big Lots in Beckley; Chick-fil-A at Beckley Galleria; Family Coin Laundry; The Register-Herald; Walgreens in Beaver; Raleigh General Hospital; Chili’s in Beckley and all Shady Spring schools.
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Following are the most recent donations to Mac’s Toy Fund’s 2012 fundraising drive:
Sarah Osborne of Beckley, in memory of husband Tom, “Thanks so much for all you do for the children;” $25
George and Carol McQuain of Beckley, $50
Helen Magee of Beckley, $25
Appalachian Fasteners and Supply Co. Inc. of Beckley, $2.000
Alma Lowry of Daniels, in memory of Jim Lowry, $25
Norma Duncan of Midway, $50
Today’s total: $2,275
Total to date: $14,401.90
Send donations to:
Mac’s Toy Fund
P.O. Box 2398
Beckley, WV 25802