LIVE UNITED Toy Drive provides 2,000 gifts to Story County children

Staff Writer
Nevada Journal
LIVE UNITED Toy Drive provides 2,000 gifts to Story County children

United Way of Story County (UWSC) and The Salvation Army partnered with the United States Marine Corps to bring Toys for Tots to Story County for the eleventh year. Toy and gift donations for the toy drive were collected from businesses on Dec. 14. The gifts have been distributed to more than 400 children, ages newborn to 18, throughout Story County.

“We’re thrilled with the support shown for families in our community that are struggling this holiday season,” said Kim Mack, UWSC employee and toy drive coordinator. “Nearly 2,000 toys were distributed, allowing each participating child to receive three gifts this Christmas. The generosity of our community and the desire to take care of our fellow neighbor, improving the quality of life for everyone, is what makes Story County a great place to live and work.”

Volunteers helped to collect, sort and bag toys, which were then distributed to local families through The Salvation Army.

More than 40 businesses and organizations collected toys and gifts in Story County this year. Since the toy drive began in 2005, more than 5,000 total children have been served.

If you would like more information about how you or your business can help next year, please contact UWSC at 515-268-5142 or unitedway@uwstory.org.