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Deadline approaching to help Toy Mission effort

November 21, 2005

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The deadline for requests to the Chambersburg Toy Mission for delivery this holiday season is fast approaching.

Director H. Juanita Welker said request forms have to be postmarked no later than Dec. 1 and received by Dec. 3. Delivery of the toys to area children is scheduled for Dec. 10 to 12.

A request-for-assistance form is required for each family. Required information includes the name, address and phone number of the family and specific directions to the home. The child's name, age, sex and what he or she wants for Christmas also is required, although the mission cannot guarantee specific requests will be met.

Request forms are available at the following locations:

  • Chambersburg - The Salvation Army, 159 Lincoln Way West; Pregnancy Ministries Inc., 338 Lincoln Way East; Franklin County Information and Referral Service, 51 S. Main St.; Franklin County Shelter for the Homeless, 223 S. Main St.; Keystone Health Center, 820 Fifth Ave.; South Central Community Action Program, 600 Norland Ave.; and First United Methodist Church, 225 S. Second St.

  • Fayetteville, Pa. - Dymond's Flowers and Fine Gifts, 3675 Lincoln Way East.

  • Greencastle, Pa. - Greencastle-Antrim Chamber of Commerce, 217 E. Baltimore St.

  • Mercersburg, Pa. - Bob Hoffman Chevrolet, 378 N. Main St.

  • Fannettsburg, Pa. - Path Valley General Store, 18083 Fannettsburg Road.

  • Shippensburg, Pa. - Pregnancy Ministries Inc., 20 E. Burd St.; and Shippensburg Public Library, 73 W. King St.

  • Waynesboro, Pa. - Faith United Methodist Church, 104 N. Potomac St.


Tuesday is the last day to drop off donations of clean, used toys, bicycles, games, books and other gifts.

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Each year, volunteers at Chambersburg Toy Mission, 204 Lincoln Way West, clean, repair and deliver toys to hundreds of children from disadvantaged families in Franklin County.

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