Toys For Kids organizers say need overwhelming this season
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By Venita Fritz

Tribune-Courier General Manager

DRAFFENVILLE– In the 15 years The Marshall County Rotary Club has sponsored Toys for Kids in Marshall County, they say they have never seen greater need than this year.

Last year, the program assisted 118 less fortunate children. This year, they have applications from nearly 200 families.

Cindy Riley, president of the Rotary Club, is asking for the community’s help to assure these children have presents under the tree.

“We are just overwhelmed with the number of families who have applied for assistance this year. We need everything from cash and toy donations to people who are willing to take a child’s list and shop. We are putting out a plea to the community to assist us in any way possible,” she said.

Riley said each child receives three pairs of pants, three shirts, underwear, socks, shoes and 3-to-5 age-appropriate toys or gift items. The children registered are between the ages of birth and 18. The cost to provide items to one child is approximately $150.00. Donations are needed by December 12.

The Rotary Club is also in need of volunteers to help sort and wrap gifts.

For information on how you can assist call Cindy Riley at (270) 395-0243 or (270) 331-0243 or Robert Ham at (270) 703-2284.

Donations may be taken to WCCK, WCBL, The Tribune-Courier, Country Chevrolet, or the office of Kim Ham, CPA, behind US Bank in Draffenville.
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