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"Toys for Tots" Donations to be Picked-Up by Postal Workers on December 3, 2011

Christmas PresentI was just notified that on Saturday, December 3, 2011, our mail delivery persons will be collecting Toys for Tots to add the United States Marine Corps Reserve's efforts here. I suspect that they are also doing this in other parts of the country. Call your local post offices to confirm that.

Here in Pasco County, we are being asked to leave NEW, UNWRAPPED TOYS by our mailboxes on Saturday, December 3rd. You local deliveryperson will take these donations back to the post office where they will be transferred to the Corps.

Many of us are having hard times lately, but there are many others who have things even WORSE. You know it, and I know it. And at Christmas time, the ones who get hit the hardest are the little ones. Remember how magical it all was when you were little? Now, think of how bad it could have been if when you got out of bed on Christmas morning there had been NOTHING for you under the tree. And worse, no tree either! This will be the reality for many children if we do not help out.

So when you are at the store, pick up some item you think a child would enjoy. Then set it out on the 3rd for pick-up by your postal worker. You will get a warm feeling NOW and some child will get that same warm feeling LATER. Not bad! Merry Christmas and Thanks!

For more information you can visit the Toys for Tots website at: www.ToysForTots.org

John Elwell - REALTOR at CENTURY 21 Bill Nye Realty, Inc. 813-783-4444. Licensed in Florida.

John Elwell - REALTOR

CENTURY 21

Bill Nye Realty, Inc.

813-783-4444

Licensed in Florida

 

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