Chester. Kiwanis Club delivers gifts for 80 families with approximately 243 children

| 14 Dec 2020 | 07:21

On Saturday, Dec. 12, the Kiwanis Club of Chester held its annual Toyland event at the former Chester High School Gym on Walnut Street.

Due to the COVID-19 regulations, families pre-registered with the Kiwanis Club so that the club was able to pre-pack Santa Bags to spread cheer to the Chester community and beyond.

Club members were overwhelmed with the responses that they received from those individuals who dropped gifts at the various collection boxes throughout Chester and at two in-person drop offs.

As they have in the many years past, the business community came through and allowed us to place the boxes in the following locations:

Angles and Cuts

Roe’s Orchards

Chester Ice Cream

State Farm, Mike Cordero

Chester Village Police

Steris Isomedics

Christopher’s Bistro

TD Bank, Chester

Dr. Art Donohue’s Office

TM Contracting, Chester

Farmer’s Insurance, Rob Bowen

Tractor Supply

Key Bank YMCA, Monroe

Orange Bank & Trust

Village Hands, Monroe

With all of the publics generous donations both in toys and financial, the Kiwanis Club of Chester was able to provide gifts for 80 families with approximately 243 children.

“It would be difficult to identify every single person, business or organization that helped make all this possible again this year, but please know that each and every toy and dollar donated went to bring joy to a child this Christmas,” the Kiwanis Club of Chester said in the press release detailing the Toyland effort. “Of course, none of this would happen without the tireless efforts of the dedicated members of the Chester Kiwanis: the shoppers, the sorters, the packers, the carriers the contributors, the Toyland Committee all went above and beyond fulfilling the Kiwanis mission of improving the community, one child at a time.”