Make a child happy with The Picayune/KBEY Toy Drive
MARBLE FALLS — While we take the time to celebrate Thanksgiving and remember the things for which we're thankful, it's also a chance to remember those who might not be as blessed. But, you might wonder, what can I do? I'm just one person.
Well, you can make a difference in a child's Christmas with a simple gift. Across the Highland Lakes, many children actually face a Christmas morning with no gift under the trees. Through Christmas isn't just about the gifts, it's a part of it, and something to which kids look forward.
“Even though we say, ‘It’s only a present,’ a simple gift can make a child feel so special,” said Mandi Wyatt, associate publisher of The Picayune and sales director of KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune. “As a community, we have an opportunity to make a difference for children in the Highland Lakes come Christmas morning.”
So to help all kids enjoy that special feeling Christmas Day, The Picayune and KBEY 103.9 FM Radio Picayune are hosting their annual Toy Drive from 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, including live broadcasts by KBEY.
"We'll have collection station in Marble Falls and Burnet," Wyatt said.
The Burnet Fire Department is hosting a drop-off spot at the station, 2002 S. Water St. in Burnet. Chevy-Buick of Marble Falls is the second drop-off location, 2301 U.S. 281 North in Marble Falls.
Though The Picayune and KBEY Toy Drive is still two weeks away, with Black Friday (Nov. 25) and Shop Small Saturday (Nov. 26) around the corner, it's a good opportunity to pick up a toy or two for the drive.
The Toy Drive benefits Highland Lakes Christmas is For Kids for children living within the Marble Falls Independent School District boundaries and Burnet County Santa's Helpers, which provides gifts to children in the northern portion of Burnet County. The organizations, as well as other similar groups, cross-check with each other to cut down on the chance of duplicate giving.
“There’s so much to do and plan this time of year, but we want people to be aware of the Toy Drive,” Wyatt said. “Earlier this month, we held a Food Drive and experienced an outpouring of food and financial donations to help our area food pantries. People in the Highland Lakes don’t miss a chance to help out their neighbors and the Toy Drive is just another opportunity.”
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