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Businesses donate toys to Prairie Township Fire Dept.
The Westland Area Business Association (WABA) donated dozens of unwrapped toys to the Prairie Township Fire Department on Dec. 13, for the township’s Firefighters for Kids program.
WABA members contributed dolls, stuffed animals, board games, cars, trucks, balls, and art kits.
Prairie Township, along with fire departments throughout Franklin County, participates in the program.
Prairie Township Fire Chief Steve Feutsel said this year’s toy drive would provide toys to 18,000 children in the county. Last year they served 17,300 children from 6,300 families.
“More than 82 families registered in Prairie Township,” Feustal said.
Toys were taken to the Firefighters for Kids headquarters on Alum Creek Drive where volunteers sort and label them according to gender and age.
Families who registered before Dec. 13 could pick up the toys Dec. 17 so their children would have them Christmas morning.
This is the third year that the Prairie Township Fire Department has participated in the program. Around 100 families register in the township every year, Feustal said.
Money donated goes to last minute purchase of gifts when necessary and then for gift cards for children between the ages of 12 and 14-years-old. Feustal said they prioritize fulfilling the needs for the younger ones first.
Waffle House donates toys
The Waffle House on the corner of South Grener Avenue raffled tickets to raise money for bicycles and other gifts, which will be delivered to the Prairie Township Fire Department around Dec. 19. All proceeds from the raffle sales are going toward the Firefighters for Kids program.
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