SUMMERS COUNTY W.Va. (Hinton News) – For over 30 years, the Summers County Toy Fund has helped to bring Christmas cheer to Summers County. Originally sponsored by the Hinton Ruritan Club and then at the lead of Darrell Lilly, the Toy Fund has assisted thousands of families for several decades.
Last year, 242 children were impacted by the SC Toy Fund. “This would not be possible without the support of our community,” says Darell Lilly.
The Summers County Toy Fund is seeking individuals, businesses, civic groups, churches, etc., to adopt children for Christmas. If you would like to adopt a child please get in touch with Darrell Lilly at 304-466-0476 or Stacy Ford at 304-575-7026. If you are unable to adopt a child but would like to donate there are several ways you can. You can mail a check to PO Box 217 Hinton, WV 25951, or drop off a check to the Hinton Area Foundation located at 104 James St. Please make checks payable to Hinton Area Foundation and put “Christmas Toy Fund” in the memo. You can also donate online at hintonareafoundation.org
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Shopping will take place on Dec. 11 and 12. Gifts will be bagged on Dec. 14 and 15, and giveout will take place on Dec. 16. All applications are reviewed and vetted to establish eligibility. All approved applicants will be notified by mail and given information regarding the gift giveaway.
If your family lives in Summers County and needs assistance for Christmas, you may pick up an application at the Summers County DHHR office at 322 Summers St. Hinton, WV. Applications are available to submit from Nov. 1-30. The program can assist Summers County residents with children from newborn to 12 years old. Thank you, Darrell Lilly and Stacy Ford, Co-Chairs of Summers County Toy Fund.
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