Many families felt the pinch of a shaky economy this year, and with the holidays nearing there is no better time to reach out and help.
This year, more than ever, CT Valley Toys for Tots drive, organized by the Valley United Way and TEAM, Inc., saw the demand increase while the donations went down.
When Dan Fitzgerald from Basement Systems learned that he jumped in to lend a hand.
This Thursday through Saturday, December 17 to 19, Basement Systems and Wal-Mart will be sponsoring an additional toy drive outside of the Wal-Mart in Derby (656 New Haven Avenue) to ensure that needy children in the greater valley can still experience a happy holiday this year.
To encourage area residents to participate, Larry Janesky’s Basement Systems will be offering a free sump pump service to anyone that donates a new, unwrapped toy worth $10 or more.
Volunteers will be setting up outside of the Wal-Mart during the day and into the evening Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
They will also accept monetary donations to benefit the Valley United Way and TEAM, Inc., both non-profit organizations working to improve the lives of families in Connecticut.
We urge the area residents to step in an help out, so that every child in Connecticut will have a toy to unwrap this Christmas.