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Toy drive helps those in need

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

For 12 years, Shaw Chiropractic has taken steps to give back to needy people in the community.

This year, the business, located at 78 Forest Park Plaza, Brazil, will again participate in the "Toys For Tots" collection event.

"The toy drive is one of the biggest things we do," Dr. Julie Anderson-Shaw said. "It's one of the things we strive to do, give something back. It's a pretty neat feeling knowing we're helping little kids have a better Christmas."

There are two collection dates scheduled this year. The first will take place from 9 a.m.-noon, and 2-6 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1. The second date will take place from 9 a.m.-noon, and 2-6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3.

Those interested in taking part are encouraged to drop off new, unwrapped toys at the business.

The toys will then be taken to the Marine Corp Reserve, based in Terre Haute, and will eventually be distributed to families in Clay County, under the supervision of the Clay County Christmas Assistance Program.

Dr. Shaw said the event takes place annually during the first week of December.

"We just feel like it gets the holiday season kicked off and gives people a chance to be ahead of the game," she said. "When we started this, we only did it on a Friday. But it has grown."

For more information regarding the toy drive, call the office at 443-2225.

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Does Clay County have "Angel Trees" for needy children anywhere? The county courthouse would be a great place to put them.

-- Posted by Claycountian on Wed, Nov 24, 2010, at 8:14 AM

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