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Volunteers assist Toys for Tots in holiday drive

November 21, 2013

Some of the Columbia City High School football team helps the Leatherneck Coffee Club Marines move Toys for Tots supplies. Photo contributed

COLUMBIA CITY — Youth volunteers helped Whitley County Marine Corp Toys For Tots prepare their warehouse in preparation to gather toys for needy families in the area.

On Saturday, some members of the Columbia City Eagles football team helped the Leatherneck Coffee Club Marines move tables and supplies from storage to their warehouse.

On Sunday, National Honor Society students helped Toys For Tots get the warehouse ready for volunteers to come in and pack toys for families that have signed up for assistance.

“Each of them came prepared to work and stayed until the job was done,” said Assistant Coordinator of Whitley County Toys For Tots Roxy Hagans.
“We can be very proud of how our youth displayed themselves and worked hard while volunteering a few hours of their weekend for Whitley County Toys For Tots.”

Toys for Tots has barrels throughout the county to collect toys which will be distributed to children at need.

Donation locations can be found at:
Columbia City

Advanced Assembly
American Legion
Dance ‘til You Drop
Dollar General
First Church of God
Lake City Bank
1st Source Bank
Oak Grove UMC
Parkview Whitley Hospital
Peabody Public Library
People’s Federal Savings Bank
The Post & Mail
Quality Inn
Richards Restaurant
Whitley Co. Senior Center
Steel Dynamics
Ultra Electronics
Warner Electric

C&A Tool
Churubusco schools
Churubusco Library
Dollar General
Egolf’s IGA
Faith Lutheran Church
Farmers & Merchants Bank
East of Chicago
Fort Financial Credit Union
Churubusco UMC
Star Financial Bank
South Whitley

Midtown Market
Dollar General
Those experiencing difficult times or know someone who is, and will need assistance this Christmas, sign up will be from now through Wednesday, Nov. 27, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
To sign up for the program, visit the Salvation Army office located at the First Church of God, 1200 W. Depoy Dr. in Columbia City.
Parents may sign up for their children birth to 16 years old.
Applicants must bring photo identification, proof of Whitley County residence such as a utility bill and evidence of income.
For more information, contact the Salvation Army at 248-1711.

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