Sleigh Bell Network brings cheer to children and families

December 23, 2013 by  

The Sleigh Bell Network, a program for holidays run by the United Way of York County, which is in close proximity to Anderson, is currently collecting toys to be donated to the less fortunate children in the area for Christmas. Most likely, the Network is using flyer printing and poster printing to let people in the community become aware of its efforts so as to collect as many toys as possible.

According to Tina Ricks, volunteer coordinator for the Sleigh Bell Network, a total of five groups (Toys for Tots, the Second Harvest Food Bank, the Empty Stocking Fund, of the Herald, Toys for Happiness, and the Salvation Army) are working together for the Network, whose goal is to provide gifts and toys for children in Chester, Lancaster, and York counties and to ensure that their families have a meal on Christmas Day as well.

The Sleigh Bell Network has a large distribution center at which the donated today are arranged according to the age level of the children. The volunteers are provided with lists and empty bags from the children of the gifts they would for Christmas and, just before the holiday, parents come by and pick up those bags.

Raquel Anderson of Rock Hill, who has been a volunteer for the Sleigh Bell Network for the past four years as an interpreter for the Spanish-speaking families and a worker in the warehouse, commented that the community gets very involved every year, even if it is just to fill one bag.