Stories tagged with: Toys for Tots

November 13, 2013 - 6:04pm
41 weeks 12 hours ago

This Christmas, an organization called Toys for Tots is collecting new Christmas presents to give to local children. Toys for Tots Coordinator Opal Lambert says she has received requests from area churches, schools and other organizations for over 4,000 presents, which is double the amount needed last year. Lambert is asking the community to help make the toy drive a success and to help every child have a Merry Christmas.

"The need is real," explained Lambert. "I know...

November 7, 2011 - 4:52pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

Two Zanesville motorcycle clubs are coming together for the kids.

Twisted Steel and The Gamblers are collecting donations for Toys for Tots.  President of Twisted Steel James McGill said so far they've raised about $1,700 to buy 277 toys for children in Muskingum County.

"We went around to local businesses and took donations from them, and then we had a raffle last Friday," said McGill.  "We raffled off all of the prizes and used that money to buy more...

November 6, 2011 - 2:16pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

It seem the holiday season is already in the air and for many the season wouldn't be complete without the image of Marines collecting toys for the children in need.

As part of the authorized Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program Chairperson Marsha Harmon invited the community to the Muskingum County Fairgrounds for the annual spaghetti dinner and live auction to raise money for the tradition.

"We have such a giving community that steps forward every year to...

November 2, 2011 - 5:46pm
2 years 42 weeks ago

Toys for Tots is getting ready for a fundraiser that helps children smile during the holiday season.

Muskingum County Coordinator John Norman said the organization is holding an auction to raise money to buy toys.  Ohio State memorabilia, artwork from local artists and golf green fees will be among the items up for bid.  Toys will be collected at the auction, and Norman said the donations make an enormous impact on the community.

"What makes me feel good is...

October 22, 2011 - 2:39pm
2 years 44 weeks ago

A community race commemorated a fallen Marine from our area nearly 7 years ago who fought in Iraq.

It was the annual 5K in Dresden for Sergeant Brad Harper. Friends of his traveled from as far as Virginia to show their support for the Harper family.

"In our line of work we understand that these things are going to happen," said Friend Jason Lyons. "one of the things that gives us comfort at the end of the day is we have someone there to...

November 8, 2009 - 8:15pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

Christmas is quickly approaching and one organization wants to make sure every child gets a toy.

Volunteers with Toys For Tots auctioned off more than 100 items at the VFW on Putnam Avenue Sunday afternoon. A crowd of around 125 people enjoyed lunch and bidding on the items. Organizers say volunteers have put this event on for 10 years and every year they hope raise more.

"Last year we raised $20,000, so we are looking to top that this year and we have got...

November 7, 2009 - 8:42pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

Christmas spirit is alive and well in New Lexington.

About 300 people packed into the St. Rose Parish Community Center to take part in the Perry County Community Club's "25th Annual Toys for Tots Auction," and there were about 280 items for people to bid on.

"It's all thanks to the people of this great community of Perry County. The businesses and the individuals that give and donate to it really make this event worthwhile, " says Perry County Community Club...

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