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Sharing the Joy of a Toy

Sharing the Joy of a Toy
The holidays are for children, and because of this program all children in our county will experience the joy of the holidays this season.

The annual Wayne County Holiday Hero Toy Drive hosted by the Wayne County Branch of the American Red Cross will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17, through Friday, Dec. 19, at the Red Cross office at 400 S. Main. St., Newark.

Toys will be available for children ages six months to 17 years who live in Wayne County. The Red Cross has partnered with several Wayne County businesses, agencies and residents to collect more than 2,000 toys for needy children this holiday season.

To receive toys, families must meet the following criteria:

  • Provide proof of Wayne County residency with photo identification.
  • Provide birth certificate for each child between six months and 17 years who reside in the Wayne County home.
  • “I would like to thank all of the employees and members from our toy collection partners this year for their generous support of this program, which continues to grow every year through the generosity of the Wayne County community,” said Linda Werts, a member of the Red Cross’ Wayne County Branch Board of Directors and chair of the board’s Community Service Committee. “The holidays are for children, and because of this program all children in our county will experience the joy of the holidays this season.”

    The American Red Cross would like to thank the following partners from this year’s Holiday Hero Toy Drive: Hubertus and Helmi Behrla Endowment Fund; Pirate Toy Fund, Rochester; Doebler Realty, Newark; Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Williamson; Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Newark; First Baptist Church, Newark; Girl Scout Troop 40015, Newark; IEC Electronics, Newark; Legendary Auto Interiors, Newark; Lyons National Bank, Newark; Maco Bag Corporation, Newark; Newark Police Department; Ontario Library Park Presbyterian Church, Newark; Redeemer Lutheran Church, Newark; Reed Eye Associates, Newark; Rotary Club of Newark; Seneca Foods Corporation, Marion; Sodus Public Library; St. Mark's Church, Newark; United Methodist Women, First United Methodist Church, Newark; Walworth Lions Club; Wayne County CCE, Newark; Wayne County Red Cross Board Of Directors; Williamson Public Library; Woodlane Community Church, Newark; and Word of God Ministries, Newark.