The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

December 24, 2013

Mac's Toy Fund appreciates this year's generous donors

— The officers of Mac’s Toy Fund say thank you to the many people whose generosity of spirit made Saturday’s distribution party a success.

With the help of donors who give not only money, but toys, coats, hats and mittens, bikes, as well as their time, hundreds of Raleigh County children will get a visit from Santa tonight.

Without the generous donations and the help of a small army of volunteers, Mac’s may not have just served its 83rd year. At its inception in 1930, it’s doubtful that founder Beckley Post Herald Editor Ted “Mac” McDowell envisioned it lasting this long — that the need would still exist.

While we can pray that the day comes that Mac’s Toy Fund is not a necessity, for now, this is the reality.

Again, our most heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped in anyway.

— Mac’s President Dawn A. Dayton, on behalf of Vice President Pete Torrico and Treasurer Sherrie Hunter.


Following are the most recent donations to Mac’s Toy Fund:

— J. Scott and Suzanne Cole of Greensburg, Pa., $25

— Shirley and James Stone of Crab Orchard, $20

— Colony Drug, in memory of Harold Johnston, $200

—n Meadows Oil Co., in memory of James E. Meadows, $125

— Thomas A. Thorne of Beckley, in memory of Brenda Thorne, $500

— Anonymous, $100

— Patty and Bruce Greene of District Heights, Md., in loving memory of our children Ira Greene, Norma Greene and Baby Victoria, $100

— Mary Lou Merrylees of Beckley, $30

— Mary Darnell of Sophia, in loving but sad memory of parents Wade and Lula Lovell, brothers Kermit, Dudley and Frank Lovell and Grandson Steven Darnell Jr., $50

— John and Susan Clark of Piney View, $50

— In honor of my brother Pete Torrico from Susan and Butch, $100

— James Miller of White Sulphur Springs, $20

Today’s total: $1,320

Total to date: $32,193.93

Send donations to:

Mac’s Toy Fund

P.O. Box 2398

Beckley, WV 25802