|Levis Commons to host used toy drive Saturday|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 10 January 2014 08:20|
PERRYSBURG - After Santa has come and gone, many parents are left wondering where they will find space in the house for all of their children's new holiday treasures.
The Town Center at Levis Commons offers a solution to this dilemma with the annual "Play It Forward Toy Drive" which will rescue and recycle outgrown toys for underprivileged children.
The Town Center will collect gently-used, still-working toys for children in Northwest Ohio who may not have been as fortunate this holiday season.
Donations can be dropped off in front of the movie theater at Levis Commons from 12 noon until 6 p.m. on Saturday.
The toy drive has dual goals, said Casey Pogan, marketing director for The Town Center.
"By collecting the unwanted toys, we keep them out of landfills and are able to provide the tools essential to creativity and imagination to children who might not otherwise have any," she added.
Cousino-Harris Disaster Kleen Up will provide the people and the equipment to help collect, transport, store, and clean all of the toys.
Throughout January, there is a need for volunteers to help sort and clean the toys before they are distributed to the recipients. This is an opportunity for students, churches, service groups or anyone looking to donate time to a worthy cause.
Since inception, the Play it Forward Toy Drive has collected thousands of toys and positively impacted hundreds of children's lives.
In past years, donated items have been delivered to organizations such as Mom's House, Family House and the Aurora House as well as to families that live in LMHA Housing and children currently active in the Children Services programs in this area.
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