Toys for Tots taking applications soon

Christopher Gooding
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Donations being taken during Nov. 21st parade night

SPRINGHILL – Another year of partnering with Santa is on its way, with the return of Toys For Tots in Springhill.

It’s Toys For Tots season in Springhill, where the local Lions Club, Salvation Army and business community kicked off the launch on Friday. Present for the official launch were (back from left) Linda Clarke, Karen Morris, (middle, from left) Wendy Nelson, Sylvia Galloway, Edna Strong, Corey Galloway, (front) Maverick Nelson and Brooke Galloway.

The Spirnghill Lions Club, the Salvation Army and The Bargain Shop [TBS] kicked off the annual program aimed at assisting low-income families Friday evening, with a donation box for new toys being set up at the Bargain Shop on Main Street.

“We’re offering a 10 per cent discount for anyone buying for Toys For Tots and there’s a drop off box right here, as well,” said store manager Edna Strong.

TBS is just one of 14 locations donations of new toys can be dropped off in the community. Applications for the program will be made available at the Salvation Army church on November 19th and November 26. Successful applicants can then pick up their parcel on December 20th, between 1 and 3 p.m., which also coincides with the church’s healthy food program pick-up date.

This year the Lions will be collecting donations of new toys for the Toys For Tots program during the Christmas Parade here in Springhill on Thursday, Nov. 2.

In the meantime, donations can also be made at Foodland, the Miners Memorial Library, CIBC, Ross-Anderson Pharmasave, Guardian, St. Andrew's Wesley-United Church, The Salvation Army, Ropak, Fundy Bowling Lanes, All Saints Anglican Church, High Crest Nursing home, the Senior Citizens Recreation Centre by NSCC, Paizano's and D&J Home Hardware.

Organizations: The Salvation Army, Spirnghill Lions Club, The Bargain Shop Toys For Tots Foodland CIBC Anglican Church Senior Citizens

Geographic location: Springhill, All Saints

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