How you can help: Toy donation at the Fire Station

by susan on December 16, 2008

Colin Hartnett, with his brother Dustin and sister Grace, drop off toys at the Southborough Fire Department. (Photo courtesy of the Southborough Fire Department)

(This is the latest in a series of posts about ways you can help those in need this holiday season.)

All 8-year-old Colin Hartnett wanted for Christmas was toys. Sounds pretty typical, right? Guess again, because Colin didn’t want the toys for himself, he wanted them for others.

The Southborough second-grader made the decision to collect toys for kids in need instead of asking for gifts for himself. Last week he delivered those toys—25 of them—to the Fire Station.

The toys Colin donated, along with all the others collected by the Fire Department, will be distributed to local families in need by Southborough Youth & Family Services and the Framingham Salvation Army. Fire Chief John Mauro says toys are needed this year more than ever.

How you can help
Drop off new, unwrapped toys at the Fire Station by Friday, December 19. Toys for all ages—infant through teenager—are needed.

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How you can help: Holiday Giving Program

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