For the 14th year, Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz, P.A. offices are collecting toys to be distributed by the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Foundation. Toys will be collected until Dec. 15, when they will be picked up and distributed by Toys for Tots to approved local social welfare agencies, church groups and other organizations. In 2019, Toys for Tots in Lee County distributed 55,321 toys to 16,422 children, sizable increases from the 38,090 toys and 10,960 children supported during the previous year. In Collier County, Toys for Tots distributed 28,579 toys to 4,497 children last year. People are invited to bring new, unwrapped toys for newborn children through age 12 to any of the six Goldstein, Buckley, Cechman, Rice & Purtz offices in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Naples and Port Charlotte. In addition, members of the firm also donate toys for the drive and monetary donations also are accepted at toysfortots.org
2019 Christmas Outreach volunteers
Donations needed for ‘Christmas Giving Tree’ for area children
The Heights Foundation/The Heights Center is seeking organizations and individuals to participate in the annual Harlem Heights Community Gift Drive. Individuals, businesses and philanthropic groups are asked to donate new, unwrapped gifts for local children. Gifts are needed for more than 800 children, ranging in age from birth to 17 years of age. Suggested donations are gifts under $25 including Legos, dolls, art sets, footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, remote control cars, tea sets, action figures, board games, coloring books and crayons. Personal items are also needed, including pajamas, jewelry, body lotion, spray, soaps, hair accessories and wristwatches. Donations of gift cards from Target, Kmart or Walmart are accepted as well. Monetary donations can be made at heightsfoundation.org/donate
. The gifts will be distributed to parents on Dec. 19 at The Heights Center.