Spreading Holiday Cheer
Yes, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! The Hyde County Department of Social Services is taking applications for the Christmas Cheer project through December 7, 2012.
Our primary goal, with the help of Marine Corp’s Toys for Tots, is not only to deliver a shiny new toy at Christmas, but also a message of hope to needy youngsters, which will motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders. DSS tries to provide two new toys and stocking stuffers for children from newborn to age 12. DSS also strives to help ages 13-18, as long as they are still in high school and we receive age appropriate items. We also provide food boxes to the elderly and disabled in our community.
We are asking you to support this program by making a donation. Your generosity is a great help to fulfill the program. All contributions are used for Hyde County residents only. Last year we were able to serve over 290 children. That was quite an increase from 2011. It was made possible with the help of generous donations that were received.
You can help by sending donations of money, new toys, and new clothing, or by sponsoring a child or family. For more information, contact Linda McCabe or Pam Midgette at (252)926- 4476. We ask that all contributions be mailed or brought in by December 14, 2012. Our office is located at 1430 Main Street, Swan Quarter. Thank you.
Let’s help spread the JOY!
Editor's note: Toys for Tots are being collected at Ocracoke Variety Store. Please bring new, unwrapped toys to donate.