Toy Drive donations lag
By HOWARD SENZELL / Towns Correspondent
Members of the Windsor Kiwanis Club are worried.
It’s less than a week before the group gives out gifts to the needy children in the community and their annual toy drive is lagging.
“We’re very concerned,” said event coordinator Clarence Mitchell. “Donations have been slow coming in. We’re keeping our fingers crossed the drive will have a big final week.”
The group hopes to hand over 600 presents to the Windsor Service Alliance on Dec. 15. That charitable group, with the help of Santa Claus, will distribute the toys from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Huerta Gymnasium (9291 Old Redwood Highway).
The group has been accepting donations since Nov. 12 at a dozen places around town.
The prerequisites are that the toys have a value of $15 to $30 and should have some learning value. If you don’t have time to pick out a gift, the club is accepting financial donations and will do the shopping for you.
“We’re asking everyone to go as deep as they can so these needy kids can get a nice gift,” Mitchell said. “We know the economy is tough, but please think about the children.
“We donated 600 toys last year. Our goal is to match that total, but time is running out.”
Toys are being collected at the following locations:
*Windsor Fire House (8200 Old Redwood Highway.)
*Windsor Fire House (8600 Windsor Road)
*Wal-Mart (6650 Hembree Lane)
*The Home Depot (6280 Hembree Lane)
*Cafe Noto (630 McClelland Drive)
*Windsor High School (8695 Windsor Road)
*The Plaza (8911 Lakewood Drive)
*Our Lady of Guadalupe (8400 Old Redwood)
*Windsor Methodist Church (9451 Brooks Road)
*Chamber of Commerce (9001 Windsor Road)
*Thumbs Up Restaurant (8465 Old Redwood Highway)
*Round Table Pizza (8499 Old Redwood Highway)