HALEYVILLE - Christmas is just around the corner, and many area families may be in need of help this Christmas season. Thankfully, a local civic club is here to help in Haleyville.
The Haleyville Rotary Club-sponsored Toys for Kids is accepting applications Wednesday, Nov. 30. Parents and/or guardians who are in need of assistance providing toys for their children this Christmas can pick up an application at one of the following locations:
• Traders & Farmers Bank
• First National Bank
• Pinnacle Bank
• Alabama Power
• Lakeland Community Hospital Emergency Department
According to Rotary Club member Megan Welborn, Toys for Kids is available to help children ages birth through 12. Only one application can be completed per child. However, multiple children within the same household can each have his or her own application.
Toys for Kids serves the Haleyville area only. Those who live in other areas of the county who are in need of assistance with providing toys for their children this Christmas can utilize the Toys for Tots program, sponsored by Fraternal Order of Police Free State Lodge #51. Toys for Tots is accepting applications through Nov. 30, as well.
While Rotary Club members are proud to offer this option for families in need, it is very costly. That is why they are so grateful each year to the community for monetary donations provided to help make Toys for Kids possible.
“It normally takes over $5,000 to support this many children,” Rotary Club Member Megan Welborn said. “So, donations are very much needed.”
Anyone who would like to make a monetary contribution can call Welborn at 205-485-7141.
The deadline for parents/guardians to submit applications is Wednesday, Nov. 30. For those who complete the applications, toys will be available for pickup on Friday, Dec. 13, from 3-5 p.m. at Lakeland Diagnostic Center, located on Highway 195.
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