That being said, at this time, toys (or monetary donations) for boys and girls are needed and greatly appreciated. For teenagers (up to the age of 18 years), monetary donations would be the best way to make a donation as their gifts are more selective than children.
Rolls of wrapping paper, tags, tape and bows are needed.
The support toward the annual Holiday Toy Drive has received for the past five years has been overwhelming, and I wish to thank everyone in advance who is able to contribute a gift or monetary donation in making a child’s Christmas much brighter.
Please send me a private message on Facebook or contact me at 647-8264 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make a donation or request a confidential application.
For those requesting an application to receive gifts, you must reside in the towns of Jay or Black Brook and are not permitted to combine this Toy Drive with other available charities, such as the JCEO, Clinton County Christmas Bureau, Salvation Army or ACAP Holiday Programs. Each application will be reviewed and cross-referenced with such agencies. The final date applications will be accepted is 9 p.m. Dec. 16 at M&M Diner.
Holiday Toy Drive coordinator
Knights in action
TO THE EDITOR: I am writing to thank the people of the North Country for their faithful support of the 49 Knights of Columbus councils in communities from Champlain to Ticonderoga in the east to the Watertown region in the west.
Thanks to you, in the last year, our 49 councils were able to donate more than $315,000 to parishes and local programs serving youths, the elderly and communities.
While Knights of Columbus councils focus on supporting Catholic parishes, they also contribute volunteers and monetary support for local needs, such as hosting a fundraiser for a family undergoing a medical crisis, conducting a food drive for a food shelf or contributing monies to a local youth sports or scouting program.