RACINE — The Sonshine Circle is collecting toys to benefit children in Meigs County this Christmas season.
Kathryn Hart of the Sonshine Circle said that donations of toys can be dropped off at Dollar General in Racine, or individuals may donate money which would go toward the purchase of toys.
Toys will be collected until Dec. 24.
Donations will be split between the Bethel Worship Center and the Meigs Cooperative Parish.
The Cooperative Parish is accepting applications through Friday for the annual toy give-away which will be held on Dec. 22. Questions about the give-away at the Cooperative Parish can be directed to Nancy Thoene at 992-9919.
As of Wednesday morning, the Cooperative Parish had received applications from 189 households for food assistance for the Christmas season. To apply an individual will need to present an electric bill, proof of income and a photo ID.
Bethel Worship Center has received 69 family applications for 157 children. The toy give-away at Bethel is set for this Saturday. Applications are no longer being accepted for Saturday’s give-away.
Sonshine Circle recently received $200 donation from Racine Area Community Organization to purchase toys from Dollar General for the drive.
Anyone with any questions or who would like to donate to Sonshine Circle toy drive may contact Kathryn Hart at (740) 949-2656.