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
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.