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Donate toys to youngsters in want this vacation

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EAST ST. LOUIS – This vacation season, Senator Christopher Belt (D-Swansea) and Consultant LaToya Greenwood (D-East St. Louis) are gathering toys to provide youngsters in want a particular vacation shock.

The toys might be collected now by way of Dec. 10. Toys for youngsters of all ages might be dropped off at Belt’s workplace, positioned at Kenneth Corridor Regional Workplace Constructing #10 Collinsville Ave., Suite 201A in East St. Louis. Residents can drop off toys Monday by way of Friday from 9 a.m. to five p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to three p.m.

“The vacation season is a time we purchase items for our family members,” Belt stated. “Many households in our communities wrestle financially through the holidays. I encourage residents to donate new or gently used toys so a baby in want can take pleasure in a present this season.”

Name for Assist, Inc., an area group which is able to obtain the donated toys, works to vary lives by giving individuals expertise and assist that empower them to beat emotional and bodily disaster. The group serves the Better Metro East and surrounding areas to finish homelessness, poverty and violence.

If residents have questions in regards to the toy drive, Belt urges them to contact his workplace at 618-875-1212 or Greenwood’s workplace at 618-646-9557.

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