2017 EXPANDED HOLIDAY TOY DRIVE
DTC EXPANDS ITS partnersHIPS with the LOCAL BUSINESSES AND GROUPS
In its fourth year, we expect to exceed last years 600 wishes that were granted to local children. Last year, with the help of the Methuen Police and Fire Departments we granted over 600 wishes. We also collected an additional 600 toys from our drive that were distributed to local children in need.
This year because of the expansion of our partners, such as the Methuen Police, Lawrence District Court, students from Methuen High School, Lawrence District Court Personnel, the Studio of Dance Arts of Methuen and the Massachusetts Dental Partnershipother we hope to increase our gifts to the six social service agencies that received invitations to ask for toys. Case workers from Healthy Families, Department of Families and Children (Lawrence and Haverhill offices), Veteran's Court, Substance Abuse Recovery Court, Supportive Care and MAN, Inc. have all submitted their clients wishes.
Adding to the toy drive are several local businesses and agencies that have toy boxes ready to be filled by the public with UNWRAPPED toys. You can drop off your donations at the following locations:
Methuen City Hall, Methuen Police Department, Methuen Senior Center, The Savings Bank on Burnham Road, Renaissance Salon, Monte Carlo Salon, Enterprise Bank of Andover, Methuen, High School and more to follow.
All toys will distributed to the case workers on December 16th from 10-12 at our Treasure Chest at 15 Union Street, suite 411, Lawrence, MA
Please email email@example.com if you would like to donate or need a box for your location.
Donations for toys are DROP OFF AND MAIL ONLY
MARY LOU'S COAT DRIVE
KEEPING KIDS WARM
This year DTC lost one of its most generous supporters., Mary Lou Fehrmann. Because of her kindness and generosity DTC has purchased over 1000 coats for children in the Merrimack Valley. This year her son Fred Fehrmann and daughter in law Kim Clark have donated the funds again to keep Mary Lou's dream alive. Five groups have been chosen to receive new coats this year. It warms our hearts to know that kids from MAN, Inc, Healthy Kids, and the Department of Children and Families (Haverhill and Lawrence offices), Supportive Care families and the Greater Lawrence Community Council will be wearing Mary Lou coats.
If you are interested in shopping for coats or donating new coats or money for coats, please email firstname.lastname@example.org