Tifton Gazette

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November 19, 2012

2012 Missy Sunday Memorial Toys for Tots Toy Drive

ASHBURN — Perhaps you have seen Toys for Tots boxes at participating Turner County merchants and organizations. Now you have the opportunity to help a child within the community during the 2012 Missy Sunday Memorial Toys for Tots Toy Drive.

The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.

Once again, Turner County Connection-Communities In Schools of Turner County, Inc. has partnered with the United Way of South Central Georgia to aid those families within the county who need assistance with Christmas.

Help is needed, and the community can become involved in several ways. The first is to simply place a new, unwrapped toy in a “Toys for Tots” box. The deadline to collect toys is Friday, Dec. 14.

Some of the businesses/organizations participating are Ashburn First United Methodist Church, Badcock Furniture, Barnes Electric, Board of Education, Calhoun Produce, Carroll’s Sausage & Meats, Chamber of Commerce, City of Ashburn, Colony Bank, Dr. Dent, Dollar General, Farmer’s Furniture, French Market, Health Plus, Pat’s Place, Phoebe Physical Medicine, Raines Pharmacy, Rite Aid Drug Store and Turner County Special Services School. For a complete listing, call 567-2537.

Another way to help is through a monetary donation. These donations are accepted in order to make sure that each age category has a gift and no child in the family is left out.

Those who wish to make a donation, make checks payable to: Turner County Connection/Toy Drive or Turner County Connection/Food Drive. Checks can be delivered to the offices of Turner County Connection. The deadline for accepting monetary donations is Friday, Dec. 14.

If you know of a family who truly deserves assistance, applications may be picked up at the Turner County Connection-Communities In Schools of Turner County, Turner County Department of Family and Children Services or the health department. Proof of income must be provided in order to complete the application process. The deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 30.

Turner County Connection-Communities In Schools of Turner County is located at the Turner County Special Services School, located at 330 Gilmore St. in Ashburn.

For more information on the Missy Sunday Toy Drive, call 567-2537.

Let’s make this Christmas a joyous time for everyone.

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