Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Annual toy drive provides gifts for area children

The Violet Township Fire Department’s Annual Holiday Toy Drive has kicked off and will run through Dec. 21.
 
During these difficult economic times many children may not receive gifts this holiday season without everyone’s help. 
 
The Violet Township Fire Department and the Violet Township Firefighter’s IAFF Local 3558 are leading the effort to collect new, unwrapped toys for area children. 
 
There is also a great need every year for gift cards and monetary donations to assist families of older kids or those with special needs. Toys may be dropped off at any Violet Township Firehouse and many local businesses throughout the Pickerington area (call for locations). 
 
If in need of assistance, contact Fairfield County Information and Referral at 108 W. Main St. Suite C. Lancaster, Ohio, 43130, or call (740) 687-0500. Do not call the fire department if looking for assistance as it does not directly help any families. However, the fire department assists numerous social service organizations in the Pickerington area with items received from the collection drive.
 
Visit the Violet Township Firefighters Toy Drive on Facebook for regular updates.
 
For more information, contact Lt. Gregg Goodwin, Lt. Dave Belcher or Prevention Officer Jim Holcomb at the Toy Drive Hotline at (614) 382-5952, or e-mail T...@violet.oh.us.
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