United Way seeks donations for Christmas assistance program
With the help of local volunteers, companies and donors, United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd was able to serve more than 525 people with a Thanksgiving meal.
Each family received a prepared box with all the holiday fixings and a gift card that could be used to purchase a turkey or ham.
The Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program, Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread and Floyd County Emergency Assistance Program along with other volunteers, companies and donors helped make the endeavor a success.
Now that the Thanksgiving holiday has passed, United Way is now focusing on the Toys from the Heart, Christmas assistance program.
This program serves children ages 18 and younger with toys, sports equipment, personal items, a Christmas tree and a dinner box.
Toys from the Heart is a collaborative program between the Knights of Columbus, Toys for Tots, United Way of Montgomery, Radford and Floyd and New River Community Action who assists with eligibility screening.
Items need include coats, holiday food, board games, gift cards, baby dolls and handbags.
Items may be delivered to; United Way, 111 W. Main St., Christiansburg, VA 24073 or Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, 103 Professional Park Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060.
Participants can also call the United Way office to arrange a pickup.
For more information, call 381-2066 or email email@example.com.
Holiday food (see full list below)
Coats, scarves and gloves
Educational toys and puzzles
Basketballs, footballs, soccer balls, skateboards, etc.
Baby dolls, Barbie dolls and accessories
Matchbox cars and accessories
Handbags, wallets and backpacks
Jewelry and watches
MP3 players and accessories
Cosmetics; nail polish, perfume/cologne, body spray and makeup
Popular CDS and Popular PG-13 DVDs
Gaming accessories, i.e. headphones, controllers, games, etc.
Pajamas and hooded sweatshirts
Gift cards to; shoe stores, local clothing stores (Old Navy, Aeropostle, PacSun, Target,
Food items needed:
Canned Hams or Cured Hams
Canned or Packaged Gravy
Canned Pie Filling
Corn Meal/ Corn Muffin Mix
Foil Roasting Pans
Gift Cards for Frozen Turkeys
Instant Mashed Potatoes
Lemonade packets or mixes
Pie Crust Mix
– Submitted by the United Way