(Media release from the Exchange Club of Rome, GA):
After almost doubling the number of families served this year over last, the Exchange Club’s volunteers waisted no time in hitting the deep discounted toy sales to begin to amass the stockpile for 2022.
The first stop was Belk’s and Santa’s elves swooped up 250 STEM educational type toys valued at $19,000 for only $5,000. The funds that made this purchase and others possible were donated by local businesses and individuals to make buys like this possible.
But there was more elf action. The workers shopped Kroger for $4.700 worth of toys for next year’s campaign for only $1,700…another terrific buy.
Contributions are needed by the campaign to keep the super shoppers assembling new toys and can be sent to Toys For Tots, c/o Linda Hatcher, 40 Padgett Road, Cedartown, GA 30125.
In 2020, the Toys For Tots program was able to help 800 families. This year, the number swelled to 1500 families.