NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
Once again, New Castle Area Marine Corps League Detachment 788 is asking people to support the Toys for Tots campaign.
The league assists the Marine Corps Reserves, which sponsor the Toys for Tots Foundation nationally, here in Lawrence County.
Each year many needy children in the Lawrence County area receive toys from Toys for Tots through the City Rescue Mission and the Salvation Army, who process and distribute the toys for the Marine Corps League.
Children served by the following local agencies are also receiving toys through our program: Children and Youth Services, ARC, Crisis Shelter, Children’s Advocacy Center, People in Need and the autistic class at Lincoln High School.
In 2012, the United States Marine Corps distributed more than 16 million new toys to more than 8 million less fortunate children across the country. Locally, the New Castle Marine Corps League distributed 8,000 toys to 1,600 of those children in Lawrence County.
We feel that the many volunteers who make Toys for Tots possible year after year embody the true spirit of Christmas. The gift of a new toy, something most children take for granted, means someone cares, that they haven’t been forgotten, that Christmas hasn’t passed them by.
The Marine Corps League will have collection boxes placed in schools and businesses around the county to receive contributions of new, unwrapped toys.
All children deserve a little Christmas. We hope people will help our campaign. Local drop-off locations can be found on our website: new-castle-pa.toysfortots.org.
Financial contributions made payable to the Toys for Tots Foundation may be sent to David Thomas, 426 Fairgreen Ave., New Castle, Pa. 16105, or donations can be made online through the local website.
David L. Thomas
Toys for Tots
New Castle Area
Marine Corps League 788
NEW CASTLE —
Editor, The News:
- Letters to the Editor
Letter to the Editor E-form
Send Letter to the Editor E-form
Truth can be found only in word of God
Editor, The News: You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free — John 8:32.
Obama’s border moves contradict security
Editor, The News: Over the decades, how many billions have been spent by the states to successfully eradicate lethal or debilitating contagious disease?
Poll regarding Obama defies the evidence
Editor, The News: I have read and seen on television that the results of a recent poll found the majority believed President Obama to be the “worst president” since World War II.
Benefits are perceived as positive outcomes
Editor, The News: In a July 14 letter, Russ Hall asked, “Why has the Obama administration stopped calling it Social Security? A Social Security check now says ‘Federal Benefit Program.’”
Bands were missed at local festival
Editor, The News: Recently, I have heard New Castle’s two great concert bands: The Red Coat and Blue Coat.
Bureaucracy blocks housing complaint
Editor, The News: I am not usually a complainer, but I have a neighbor who does absolutely nothing regarding house maintenance.
Consider the math of Social Security
Editor, The News: This is in response to the letter to the editor of July 14.
Where is evidence of war on women?
Editor, The News: War on women? What world do they live in?
Social Security fails to meet promises
Editor, The News: Most of us began working with the knowledge that, eventually, we would be eligible to retire and start collecting our retirement safety net, called Social Security.
- More Letters to the Editor Headlines
- Letter to the Editor E-form