The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

December 9, 2012

Mac's Toy Fund prepares to make the holidays brighter


— As you prepare for Christmas in your home, Mac’s Toy Fund is preparing, too. Mac’s is preparing to serve as many as 4,400 children, hoping to make this holiday a little happier for those who may be among the neediest of Raleigh County’s families.

One of the biggest needs is for good used toys. Because the distribution party is Saturday, volunteers will conclude the drive for used toys Monday.

If your children have used toys in good working order that they no longer play with, please consider donating them to Mac’s. They can be dropped off at BJW Printing and Office Supplies, 3100 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mac’s also provides each child with a new toy and uses the monetary donations it receives to purchase those toys and to provide materials that are used to make handcrafted wooden toys.

Other expenses include bikes, bike repairs and helmets, new coats 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. beckley@gmail.com. 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:

Johnnie and Belinda Stafford of Crab Orchard, in honor of Lindsay and Even Key, $100

Frankie Bragg Gowman of Ghent, in memory of son Michael L. Bragg, husband Harry Gowman Jr., companion Harold L. Hancock and in honor of Lisa Galford, Chastity Bragg and Waylon Pack, $40

Rev. Nathaniel Carey and congregation of New Hope Baptist Church, Beckley, “Wishing you a joyous and blessed time as you celebrate the birth of Jesus”; $100

Carole Scaring of Daniels, $50

Sally McGinnis Bible Study Class United Methodist Temple, Beckley, “Merry Christmas”; $50

Bank of Mount Hope, $100

Karen Thomas of Beckley, $100

Mike and Gay Slade of Wellington, Fla., in memory of Pearl Prewitt, $100

Martha and Don Rector of Lewisville, N.C., “Our wishes for another successful year for Mac’s Toy Fund”; $50

Patricia Dean of Beckley, in memory of Delano Dean and for grandchildren Nichole and Samantha and great-granddaughter Mackenzie, $50

Hazel Dooms, Shirley Dooms and Terri Cooper of Beckley, in memory of Eva Harvey, James Dooms, Christine Berger, Lovey Berger, Nathaniel Reynolds, James Melvin, Virginia Wicks and Gertrude Adams; $100

 

 Today’s total: $840

Total to date: $15,241.90



Send donations to:

Mac’s Toy Fund

P.O. Box 2398

Beckley, WV 25802