Port Henry The Port Henry Fire Department Auxiliary is gearing up for the holidays and its annual toy drive.
The auxiliary has collected gifts for needy families the past six years, according to Courtney Waldron.
“Believe it or not Christmas is right around the corner,” Waldron said. “This means it is time for us to start accepting applications for our annual Town of Moriah Toy Drive.”
People wishing to receives gifts from the auxiliary program must apply in person either Wednesday, Nov. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. or Sunday, Nov. 11, 1 to 3 p.m. There are no specific income guidelines.
“We do not really have a requirement per se, it is just more so for those who think they need it,” Waldron explained. “Very seldom do we turn families away.
“When the families come in and sign up they will get the notice about when and where to pick up the items,” Waldron said.
The gift distribution will be at the Port Henry fire house Sunday, Dec. 16, 6 to 8 p.m.
The Port Henry Fire Department Auxiliary toy drive serves about 20 families, most with several children, each year, Waldon said.
Auxiliary members are asking the public to again support the toy drive by donating toys, money or gift certificates.
“We will be accepting donations of any kind; whether monetary, new and unwrapped toys, or gift certificates,” Waldron said. “There will be drop boxes and money collection jars in the local area businesses.”
Donations may also be mailed to the Port Henry Fire Department Auxiliary, PO Box 146, Port Henry 12974.
“With the support and participation of the community we are hoping that this year’s toy drive will be as successful as last year’s,” Waldron said. “Thank you in advance for all of your support in making this Christmas special for those in need.”