Mexico, NY ? There?s nothing quite like the look of a child?s face on Christmas morning as they discover their presents under the tree.? It?s an experience that many remember for a lifetime.
To ensure that that scene plays out in as many Oswego County homes as possible the Oswego County Children?s Fund has begun their annual drive to collect toys for less fortunate children in Oswego County.
Established through collaboration with Catholic Charities of Oswego County, the Department of Social Services, United Way of Oswego County, and Toys for Tots, the Oswego County Children?s Fund provided over 800 families with children?s toys for Christmas 2014.
We are excited to be a part of this collaboration.? The combinations of everyone?s efforts continue to make our Christmas distribution a great success, with more and more families assisted each year.
As it has in the past, Catholic Charities will gladly pick up donations from businesses, organizations, or church groups that would like to make Christmas a little more enjoyable for children in need.? Monetary donations are also being accepted for the purchase of toys.? The toys will be distributed through the Oswego County Children?s Fund, Inc. on December 19 at the SUNY Oswego campus.? Families must be pre-registered to receive toys and will be contacted with a specific date and time when they can choose their toys.
Families in need of food assistance for Christmas should contact Helen Hoefer at Catholic Charities?of Oswego County, 315-598-3980.
For more information on donating toys, non-perishable food items or to make a monetary donation, contact Helen Hoefer at 315-598-3980 or Marcia Birdsell at 315-963-5478.? Monetary donations for toys may be mailed to The Oswego County Children?s Fund, Attn: Pam Austin, P.O. Box 496; Mexico, NY 13114.