Samaritan Outreach in Highland and Fayette counties are asking for "new toy" donations for needy kids this Christmas.
Wade Hamilton is director of Samaritan Outreach Services, which organizes the local "Toys for Tots" effort. He says that over the past 70 years, Toys for Tots has distributed more than 216 million toys to needy children. Last year, 500 were given to Highland County children and 600 were handed out in Fayette County.
Local family registration dates are November 27th-28th from 9am-3pm at Southern State Community College Fayette Campus and December 4th-5th at Highland Samaritan Outreach from 9am-3pm.
In addition, the 21st Century Class at Washington CH High School is holding a 'Toys for Tots' collection drive to provide presents to area children for the holidays. They're looking for donations of either new, or gently used toys, for both boys and girls of all ages. If you'd like to make a donation, toys can be delivered to the entry way of Washington CH High School on weekdays, between the hours of 8am and 3pm. Donations will be accepted though Monday, December 18th. Note that the school will be closed on Wednesday through Friday over Thanksgiving week.
For more information, go to either www.highlandcountytoysfortots.com or www.fayettecountytoysfortots.com or call (937) 393-2220.