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Toys For Tots begin Christmas sign-ups

From Staff Reports
Oct. 18, 2010 at 7 p.m.

Sign ups for the Toys for Tots Christmas assistance program will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Marine Corps League Building, 1512 Alpine St.

Families with children ages 6 months to 12 years who need of help to provide toys for their children this Christmas may apply. Parents must present their driver's license or other official picture identification and must bring copies of birth certificates for each child they are requesting help for. A Spanish translator will be available to assist applicants who do not speak fluent English.

Toys for Tots is part of the Elf Coalition and coordinates with other local nonprofit agencies to make sure the largest possible number of poor children are helped at Christmas. Other members of the Elf Coalition are: Buckner Children and Family Services; Hiway 80 Rescue Mission; Salvation Army; Blue Santa and Haverty's Angel Tree.

For information, call (903) 757-8762.



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