Elyria newspaper collects toys for children

December 7, 2012 by  

By December 12, the Elyria Chronicle Telegram hopes to collect 8,000 toys in its ‘Not Forgotten’ box.

The newspaper has been collecting toys to distribute to children in need since 1958. The toy collection is in partnership with the local Salvation Army.

This year’s toy collection recently got a boost from an Elyria family, led by grandmother Ann Sabo. Sabo, along with her daughters, Nikki Krishner and Lori Widener, and grandchildren, brought a massive collection of gifts for the box. Sabo’s donations pushed the total toy count over 1,000 so far. The toys she and her family donated included Avengers action figures and soft dolls.

Sabo taught her two daughters the value of sharing and giving to others decades ago, when the girls were young. The family tradition of charity continues today, into the next generation. Sabo’s grandchildren stated that they were happy to be able to give toys to other children.

Elyria printing companies could be made use of to advertise this year’s toy drive. Information could be distributed to the public so that locals are aware of when and where to drop off toys. The newspaper is also accepting donations of money, either by check or in cash.

Last year, the toy drive collected 8,525 toys. People can drop toys off this year until next Wednesday, December 12. Collection times are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, at the Chronicle newspaper’s offices. The toys will be distributed to children just before Christmas, on December 21.