Art Lustenberger: Lions Club Toys for Kids campaign underway 

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Published: 11/23/2022 5:24:39 PM
Modified: 11/23/2022 5:24:28 PM

The Southampton Lions Club is beginning its 14th annual Toys for Kids campaign. Similar to last year, our loyal, normal collection sites are open to walk in customers. As a reminder, those collection sites are located in the Southampton branches of both Bank ESB and PNCU, along with The Package Store, a shipping business located in the Hampton Ponds Plaza in Westfield.

In addition to these locations, we also will continue holding collections on both Saturday, Dec. 3 and 17 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Gazebo in the center of town.

Also, we are pleased to continue our collaboration with the Southampton Police Department for their “Stuff a Cruiser” event on Saturday, Dec. 10, with a snow date of the 11th.

All toys are donated to the Easthampton Community Center where they are then distributed to children and families in need in the immediate area.

New, unwrapped toys for children 12 and under are appreciated. For those who cannot or are unwilling to shop because of the pandemic, monetary donations will be accepted and converted to gift cards for older kids as well as toy purchases for highly requested items where there is a demonstrated need. Last year’s total, thanks to our very generous and giving people in the area, resulted in 1,259 toys and 42 gift certificates of $25 for those teens too old for toys but still in need of some Christmas cheer.

The need continues to be greater than ever. Anyone unable or unwilling to attend one of the aforementioned events can call 413-626-1989 to arrange a no contact pickup.

Art Lustenberger

Toy Drive Chair, Southampton Lions Club 


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