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Post to collect toys for needy


-N-Toys-for-tots-TrainLogoN-toys-for-totsWould you like to do something special for families in need this Christmas? You can partner with us to provide toys for needy children in Kent County. The Post is participating in the Toys for Tots program again this holiday season, as a drop off site for toys.

Toys for Tots is a volunteer organization whose goal is to collect new, unwrapped toys for kids 0-16, and distribute them to children who would not otherwise receive a gift during the holiday season. Toys for teens are always especially needed.

The program runs now through the first two weeks of December. Just bring a new, unwrapped toy to our office at 36 E. Maple Street in Cedar Springs, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you can’t make that time, call us to make other arrangements.

Together we can make this Christmas special for many children!

 

 

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Business Bits


Deltatron/U-haul at your service

If you are looking for a truck or trailer rental close by, you might want to check out Deltatron/Uhaul, 3500 17 Mile Rd, in Cedar Springs. Owner James Pate said that they now rent U-haul trucks, trailers, tow dollies, appliance and box dollies, furniture blankets, box tape and more.

“We have the right equipment for the moving job at a great price,” said Pate.

Deltatron U-haul is located west of Meijer and is open Monday through Friday 9-5, and Saturday 9-noon. Give them a call at (616) 696-4348.

 

Casino trip garners Toys for Tots

Compass Coach recently held a toy drive on one of their casino trips. In lieu of fees to ride the bus, passengers were asked to bring a new, unopened toy for Toys for Tots. The trip raised about $1,500 worth of new toys for disadvantaged kids. Owner Trent Stange and support staff dropped off the Toys at the Marine Reserve Center in Grand Rapids.

“Our hope is to bring a little joy to these kids for Christmas,” said Peter Deutsch, of Compass Coach.

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CTA Saves Christmas


CTA-ToysCTA-Toys-2By CTA Third Graders

 

Students at Creative Technologies Academy raised $600 for Toys for Tots in a coin drive competition last month.  CTA was able to buy over 60 toys with the money they raised.  Students in kindergarten through eighth grade participated in this event to make sure that kids have toys under their Christmas trees.

Each class had their own bucket and brought in coins to earn points for their class.  One seventh grader, Nathan Lovett, collected $50 from his family and friends.  All of the classes raised a lot of money, but the seventh graders brought in the most.

The coin drive was organized by Kindergarten teacher, Lauren Bostic.  When she was asked why she organized the event, she said, “I love seeing our students care so much about kids.”

School leader, Dan George, agreed with Miss Bostic.  “I think it’s a great thing that students are doing,” he said. “It teaches them how to be givers, and it will give opportunities for kids to have a Christmas that wouldn’t otherwise have it.”  The students had a lot of fun with the coin drive and were happy to help other kids in need.

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Toys for Tots


Post photo by J. Reed.

Post photo by J. Reed.

 

Thank you to everyone who donated to Toys for Tots! You’ve been giving some great gifts, especially the ones for teens and preteens, who are often overlooked when buying gifts for this type of program. We had one person come in with six huge bags full of presents—how fun is that? It felt like Christmas! We are excited for all the kids who will be happy on Christmas morning!

If you haven’t yet donated or want to donate more toys, our last pickup will probably be Friday, so try to get it here Thursday or first thing Friday morning if you can. We are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you need alternate hours, please call us at 696-3655.

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Drop off your toys at the Post


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We’ve been getting some great toys here at the Post for Toys for Tots—keep them coming! We love partnering with you to provide toys for kids in our greater community who might otherwise do without. We will collect them through the end of next week. So don’t delay!

Toys for Tots is a volunteer organization whose goal is to collect new, unwrapped toys for kids 0-16, and distribute them to children who would not otherwise receive a gift during the holiday season. Toys for teens are especially needed.

Just bring a new, unwrapped toy to our office at 36 E. Maple Street in Cedar Springs, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you can’t make that time, call us to make other arrangements.

Together we can make this Christmas special for many children!

 

 

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Post to collect toys for needy


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-N-Toys-for-Tots-posterWould you like to do something special for families in need this Christmas? You can partner with us to provide toys for needy children in Kent County. The Post is participating in the Toys for Tots program again this holiday season, as a drop off site for toys.

Toys for Tots is a volunteer organization whose goal is to collect new, unwrapped toys for kids 0-16, and distribute them to children who would not otherwise receive a gift during the holiday season. Toys for teens are always needed.

The program runs now through the first two weeks of December. Just bring a new, unwrapped toy to our office at 36 E. Maple Street in Cedar Springs, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you can’t make that time, call us to make other arrangements.

Together we can make this Christmas special for many children!

 

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Compass Coach food drive


BUS-Compass-Coach-food-driveA Compass Coach food drive on a casino bus run to Mt. Pleasant, Michigan raised 1,100 pounds in food donations and $300.00 in cash.

North Kent Community Services, at 10075 Northland Dr., was the benefactor of this collection. Kathy Clements, the Business Manager at North Kent, was amazed at the generosity of these casino riders, along with Compass Coach donating the trip in exchange for donations.

“So many folks are short on resources this year, it’s a treat to have local businesses step up and help,” said Clements.

Compass Coach also runs a Winter Coat drive Nov. 29, along with Toys for Tots in December.

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Deadline near for Toys for Tots


Marcus McCarty, 4, and brother Logan, 1, the sons of Angela and Eric McCarty, of Cedar Springs, were so happy to drop off toys in the Post Toys for Tots drop box last week.
Have you dropped off your toys yet? Kids in our community need you to help! The official last day to collect is Monday, December 12. Drop off your new, unwrapped gifts in our box at 36 E. Maple Street, Cedar Springs. Put a smile on a child’s face this Christmas!

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Kids use own money to buy gifts for needy


By Judy Reed

We had some special kids stop in to the Post this week, their arms laden with presents. Alex Vanderhyde, 7, her sister Josephine, 6, and brother Dominic 4, came in to donate gifts to Toys for Tots.
That’s not an uncommon occurrence, but what was truly rare, was that these kids paid for the presents themselves.
Yes, you read that right.
Alex, Josephine and Dominic, children of Nick and Shannon Vanderhyde, save up all year to be able to do this. According to Shannon, the kids take portions of their allowance and other money they get and allot some for savings, some for donating, and some for spending. “And any extra they can put wherever they want,” explained Shannon.
It’s the second year they’ve done it, she said.
The kids then got to go shopping and pick out the presents themselves—about eight of them in all—and dropped them off at the Post.
It’s a lesson in managing money that we could all learn from.
The Post is collecting Toys for Tots through December 15. Please drop off your new, unwrapped toys at 36 E. Maple Street, Cedar Springs, between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. If you need to make arrangements for a different drop off time, please call 696-3655.

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POST to collect toys for needy


Would you like to do something special for families in need this Christmas? You can partner with us to provide toys for needy children in Kent County. The Post is participating in the Toys for Tots program again this holiday season, as a drop off site for toys.
Toys for Tots is a volunteer organization whose goal is to collect new, unwrapped toys for kids 0-16, and distribute them to children who would not otherwise receive a gift during the holiday season. Toys for teens are always needed.
The program runs now through the first two weeks of December. Just bring a new, unwrapped toy to our office at 36 E. Maple Street in Cedar Springs, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you can’t make that time, call us to make other arrangements.
Together we can make this Christmas special for many children!

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