Individuals can help make this Christmas a special one for local children.
NOVEC HELPS, a charity run by Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC), is accepting toys for two non-profits — Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) and the United States Marine Corps Reserve.
“Stocking our Gifting for Families toy closet with toys designed to foster creativity, learning and fun brings holiday cheer to 2,200 children in NVFS programs,” NVFS Director of Events Sarah Crosley said in a release. “Support from NOVEC and its employees truly brightens the holidays for these children and their families.”
Books, board games, and hand-held electronics are good donation options for kids who are older.
Science kits, sports equipment and movie tickets are a few gift ideas for teenagers.
“The Toys for Tots Foundation always receives toys for toddlers and children under 10, but they also need gifts for older children who often watch their younger brothers and sisters open gifts while there’s little for them,” Jim Chesley from NOVEC’s board of directors said in a release.
NOVEC HELPS is partnering with Chesley as well as Clifton Lions Club and Dominion Cruisers for the collection.
Gifts will be accepted between 8:15 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, until December 7. They can be brought to 10323 Lomond Drive in Manassas or 14500 Minnieville Road in Woodbridge.
This article was written by Contributing Writer Lana Campbell.
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