SUMMERS COUNTY W.Va. (Hinton News) – For over 30 years the Summers County Toy Fund has helped to bring smiles to the faces of children during Christmas. Originally sponsored by the Hinton Ruritan Club and then at the lead of Darrell Lilly, the Toy Fund has assisted thousands of families throughout the years. Each year the Toy Fund helps over 200 children and impacts over 100 families. It’s a huge undertaking and they couldn’t do it without the support of our community.
We invite you to help keep the magic of the season alive, says Darrell Lilly, Co-Chair of the Summers County Christmas Toy Fund. 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 contact, 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 and use the Donate Now Button. If you prefer you can also contact co-chairs, Darrell Lilly or Stacy Ford to make arrangements for your donation.
If your family lives in Summers County and is in need of assistance for Christmas, you may pick up an application at the Summers County DHHR office at 322 Summers St. Hinton, WV. The deadline to apply will be Nov. 30. The program can assist Summers County residents with children from newborn to twelve years old. All applications are reviewed and vetted to establish eligibility. The program can assist with clothing and toys but please, no bicycle request. All approved applicants will be notified by mail and given information regarding the gift giveaway.
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