The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

December 14, 2012

Mac’s Toy Fund preparing for Saturday

BECKLEY — Santa is packing up his sleigh for Mac’s Toy Fund.

Thousands will gather Saturday morning at the Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center for the distribution event, invited to participate by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. Mac’s pays the postage.

Monetary donations given to Mac’s fund pay for such event expenses as new toys, materials for handcrafted wooden toys, bikes, bike repairs and helmets, new coats and venue rental.

Following are the most recent donations to Mac’s Toy Fund’s 2012 fundraising drive:

Ramona Malcomb of Oak Hill, in memory of husband Paul Malcomb, who passed away May 11, 2012, and for all the joy you help bring to the children of this area, $50

Staff of Appalachian Psychiatric Services, with love and appreciation in honor of our two great doctors, Ahmed D. Faheem MD and Safiullah Syed MD and their wonderful families as well as in memory of Dr. Faheem’s mother, $100

Raleigh County Singing Convention, $3,663 (see box)

E. Stuart and Amanda Cornett of Beckley, in honor of Baylei, Kennedy, Rylei and Jordan, $1,000

Baylei Cornett, $250

Glade Springs Bunco Ladies, $90

Chris, Stephanie, Kaitlyn and Haley Snead of Raleigh, N.C., in honor of our grandparents Paul and Madalene Vaughn, “We love you!” $50

Dick and Thelma Wolfe of Bonaire, Ga., $25

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Richmond of Beckley, in honor of grandchildren Kaden and Riley Richmond and Mason and Caraline Phillips, $50

Bill and Elizabeth Baker of Beckley, $100

Steve and Marietta Torrico of Daniels, in honor of their children, $100

Raleigh County Association of Elementary School Principals, $500

Carmen and Larry Loftin of Beaver, $25

Vivian Shrewsbury and family of Coal City, in memory of Walter Shrewsbury, $50

Anonymous, $20

Today’s total: $6,073

Total to date: $26,144.90

Send donations to:

Mac’s Toy Fund

P.O. Box 2398

Beckley, WV 25802


Thank you, Singers!

The Raleigh County Singing Convention annually makes a significant contribution to Mac’s Toy Fund. The Convention brightens the distribution party, raising their voices in Christmas song.

It also makes a major monetary donation, gathered at the monthly appearances at area churches.

Convention President Harold Richmond commented as he presented this year’s donation, “We have brought in Mac’s largest single contribution of the year. I thank the following churches for their contributions to the cause.”

2012 performances were staged at:

Jones Memorial Baptist, Beckley

New Life Baptist, White Oak

Grace Gospel Chapel, Daniels

Bethel Free Will Baptist, MacArthur

Church of the Brethren, Crab Orchard

New Salem Baptist, Abraham

Stotesbury Community, Stotesbury

Prosperity Baptist Church, Prosperity

Calloway Heights Baptist, Sprague

West Raleigh Baptist, Raleigh

Mabscott Christian, Mabscott



A cutline with a bicycle donation photo in Thursday’s edition was incomplete. The 20 brand new bikes were donated to Mac’s Toy Fund by Alan Sargent and Dale Brady of Magnum Car Wash and attorney Bill Roop of the Beckley law firm of Roop & Smith Law Office PLLC. Beckley attorney Stephen P. New donated 300 bicycle helmets to be distributed at Saturday’s Mac’s party.