By Carla Bass
The Krewe of Hebe recently held their Casino Night to raise funds for the Toys for Tots campaign in Marion County. The Jefferson/Marion County Toys for Tot group has the forms ready for those who are seeking help in making Christmas special for boys and girls who may otherwise have a “not so Merry Christmas”.
Anyone can find themselves in a situation when a special occasion such as Christmas rolls around. The brakes may go out on your only vehicle that gets you to and from work, or maybe some unexpected illness takes the cash you had been saving to provide for your family at Christmas.
If you find yourself in such a situation, Toys for Tots is here to help.
Applications are available for families with children aged 3-12 who are in need some assistance in providing for youngsters who reside full time in Marion County. If you did not receive an application sent from the school, one can be picked up at the child’s campus or at the Marion County Chamber of Commerce Office.
Information needed will be needed are the age and Social Security number of each children for which an application is submitted. As a parent or guardian, you will need a valid Texas Driver’s license or photo ID along with a current bill which shows your address the same as your proof of identity.
Applications need to be turned back in by December 9, 2016, to the Marion County Chamber of Commerce. Pickup for the toys will be Saturday, December 16, at the First United Methodist Church Youth Building at 510 S. Line St. in Jefferson between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bags not picked up during those hours may be found at the Jefferson City Police Department.
Donation of toys or money is still welcomed. Volunteers also are needed for the packaging of the toys for pick-up.
Help make Christmas a little brighter for a child who has a need. Family finances should not keep any child from having a Merry Christmas.
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