TOY DRIVE Bags Of Blessings Toy Drive Seeks Sponsors To Provide Children Gifts
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Nov. 20, 2012 10:28 AM EST
Updated: Nov. 20, 2012 10:38 AM EST
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, Putnam County
, West Virginia
A toy drive is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Kmart in Teays Valley.
The drive, called Bags of Blessings, is being organized by Bread of Life, a nonprofit agency that works with United Way to provide toys, clothing and food for children whose parents have missed the cutoff for Toys for Tots and Secret Santa, according to a news release from the organization.
Organizers said this year there are more than 300 children still in need. All families are screened against a master database with United Way to ensure they are both eligible as well as unduplicated (getting toys from more than one sponsor).
Each child has listed a toy item, clothing item and shoe size that they want. The program is looking for sponsors to “adopt” the children.
A sponsor who adopts a child buys new items, wraps them and puts them into a bag marked clearly with the child’s first name and associated number. The program asks that all bags be in no later than Dec. 5.
For more information, contact Kelli Frazier at 304-552-5520.
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