Editor's note: This series over the 12 days before Christmas recognizes those individuals and groups that make the holidays better for others.
GREENCASTLE, PA. - Since 1987, the Greencastle Exchange Club has been buying toys for needy kids at Christmas. Since then, Michael Bock and his mother, Barbara, have been in charge of the effort.
The club's 27 members - mostly local business owners and retirees - meet for breakfast every Thursday morning at a local restaurant. The club focuses its efforts on helping youth in the community.
One recent night, the Bocks and other club volunteers roamed the toy department at a Wal-Mart store and bought $5,000 to $6,000 worth of toys to be delivered to about 85 children in the Greencastle-Antrim Township areas.