It is with great pleasure that we are collecting toys for our Third annual toy drive. Last year, the success of our toy drive allowed so many children in our district to enjoy Christmas morning with a new toy under the tree. The smiles on the faces of these children brings a great deal of joy to my staff and me. No family should ever have to without at Christmas.
Each year hundreds of children have minimal or no gifts under the tree. Please help us keep this from happening. This year, our communities are under great hardship. So many have no choice, with food and fuel costs at record highs. Please help us share the joy with hundreds of families this holiday season.
In our inaugural toy drive, we collected toys from our generous community. They were wrapped and donated to retired educator Debbie Opel, who oversees distribution to families in Randolph County, and House of Neighborly Service in Waterloo, Monroe County, where Tina Charron is the Director. In the second year, we were able to donate to the prior charities, and added Toys for Tots in Chester, and the JCs in DuQuoin.
This year, we will donate the toys collected to the same charitable organizations. Our community’s generous donations will allow us to expand our reach into more cities and villages within our district. Show your Christmas Spirit and bring your donation to our district office at 143 S Main Street in Red Bud, IL, 62278. Our cut-off for donations is December 13th at 4 pm. This will give us time to wrap and deliver to each organization in time for Christmas. If you have questions, please call our office at 618-282-7284. Thank you, and God Bless.