2016-10-28 / Community

Plan early for annual toy drive

The South Portland Christmas Toy Drive is looking for businesses and individuals to adopt a family and help make the holidays brighter for local children this holiday season. To adopt, specify the number of children you would like to help. The children are assigned by family and coat and boot sizes are provided along with a wish list of toys for each child.

Last year the effort helped brighten the holidays of nearly 200 South Portland children. The Christmas Toy Drive works in conjunction with the South Portland School Department and South Portland Police Department. Also involved is Maine Roofing Inc., Evelyn’s Tavern, Port Harbor Marine, Local Acapulco and South Portland Cape Elizabeth Buy Local.

The organization is seeking donations of new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages. The toys can be dropped off at any of the participating businesses prior to Wednesday, Dec. 7. Donations are also accepted and can be dropped off or mailed to: South Portland Christmas Toy Drive, C/O Maine Roofing Inc., 24 Bishop Ave., South Portland ME 04106.

Make checks payable to: South Portland Cape Elizabeth Buy Local with “2016 Toy Drive” in the memo line.

Toy Drop-Off Locations:

 Maine Roofing, Inc., 24 Bishop Ave., South Portland

 Evelyn’s Tavern, 12 Sawyer St., South Portland

 Port Harbor Marine, 1 Spring Point Drive, South Portland

 Local Acapulco, 340 Main St., South Portland

 Peoples United Bank, Mill Creek, South Portland

For more information, call Liz Darling at 767-4243.

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