The Delta community is once again collecting toys for needy children for Christmas. There are two programs underway now: Toys for Tots and the Angel Giving Tree.
The programs are intended for children ages 0-12. Last year, over 570 children were given toys, and a joyful Christmas, through the generosity of the local community.
Toys may be donated at designated Toys for Tots boxes, which can be found in area stores. Stop by area businesses as well to pick a child's name from the Giving Tree.
Toys for Tots may be dropped off at Delta Area Chamber of Commerce, Delta County Independent, Clubb's, Hellman Motors, Hellman Chevrolet, Delta Elks Lodge, CSU Extension Office, Cedaredge High School, Big O Tires, Throttle and Spur Saloon, Delta County Memorial Hospital, U.S. Forest Service and Walmart.
Angel Giving Trees may be found at Delta Area Chamber of Commerce and City Market. MaryAnn Hennessey, coordinator, is looking for more locations to host a giving tree.
All toys are due back to either the giving tree or to the Toys for Tots donation boxes by Monday, Dec. 16. Toys may also be dropped off at the old pawn shop in Delta at 720 Hwy. 50, by first calling Hennessey at 234-6202.
Hennessey is also looking for area businesses to have a donation box or giving tree at their place of business. For retailers, this is a great opportunity to help customers select gifts from your stores.
If your business is interested in sponsoring either Toys for Tots or the Angel Giving Tree, call Hennessey at 234-6202. Cash donations are also accepted in lieu of toys. Checks may be sent to Mary Ann Hennessey, 543 Grand Avenue, Delta. A donation receipt will be sent to you. Checks should be made out to Toys for Tots, with Delta written in the memo line. The Toys for Tots program, a national outreach of the U.S. Marine Corp, is coordinated locally through Montrose, but all toys and monetary donations remain in Delta.
Forms for families seeking assistance will be available at the Delta County Independent, 401 Meeker Street, beginning Monday, Nov. 25.blog comments powered by Disqus