SACO---In an effort to be mindful of those who go without, Good Shepherd Parish will assist the Northern York County Toys for Tots Campaign offering hope and love to local families in need this Advent.
Through Sunday, December 13, large toy collection boxes can be found in all of the parish’s churches (Most Holy Trinity Church, 271 Main Street, Saco; St. Joseph Church, 178 Elm Street, Biddeford; St. Margaret Church, 6 Saco Avenue, Old Orchard Beach; St. Philip Church, 404 Goodwins Mills Road, Lyman). Parishioners and community members are encouraged to place new, unwrapped toys in the boxes to help children in need. If you would like to donate by purchasing a toy online, call (207) 200-6228.
The most needed toys this year are for teens (sporting goods, makeup, jewelry, watches, crafts, educational games, cameras, LEGO sets, video gaming systems, headphones, hair accessories, movies, and board games) and newborn to two-year-old children (crib mobiles, walkers, jump ups, educational toys).
The campaign will provide toys to children in Biddeford, Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Lyman, Arundel, Dayton, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Limington, Buxton, and Hollis. If you or someone you know would benefit from receiving toys from this program, visit https://saco-me.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/request-toys.aspx. Registration to receive toys will close on December 8.
In 2019, the Northern York County Toys for Tots Campaign distributed nearly 10,000 toys to over 1,300 children.