Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Fordson High School teens raised $4,500 and collected donations for Toys for Tots in December.
Fordson High School students involved in student government were commended this month by the Dearborn Board of Education for raising thousands of dollars, plus donations of toys, in their holiday Toys for Tots drive at the end of 2012. Ali Farhat, a senior at Fordson, showcased the check for nearly $5,000—which the students donated to the Children's Hospital of Michigan—at the Jan. 14 board meeting. He spoke of the hard work he and other students put in to raise the funds and donations from fellow students, parents and staff. "To see the smiles on children's faces," he said, "it was worth it." Board Trustee Hussein Berry commented that the amount of donations was astounding. "High schools—they usually bring in $50-$60 and 10-15 toys," he …
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Toys can be donated through Dec. 18.
Toys for Tots is under way for 2012, but where can you donate in Dearborn? Here's a list of Dearborn donation locations: Toys will be accepted through Tuesday, Dec. 18. Toys for Tots is organized by the Marine Corps Reserves, which will distribute them to needy children throughout Dearborn, Dearborn Heights and Garden City. Local Marine Corps League Dearborn Detachment # 152 is assisting with the program. To request toys for a child in need or if you would like to provide a toy drop off site, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 313-614-9245.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Find out where to drop off your toys in Dearborn to be given to less fortunate children this season.
Let's face it: Your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews have too many toys. Barbies in a box, toy trucks gathering dust and board games that have never been opened since the iPad debuted. But plenty of kids go through each winter with not enough to eat–let alone enough to play with. That's where Toys for Tots comes in. The national program, run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, has begun another season of collecting toys for the less fortunate. In Dearborn, that effort is coordinated by Retired Master Sgt. Philip Smith, who has run the Dearborn-Dearborn Heights campaign since 1996. According to Smith, in addition to collecting toys at various locations throughout Dearborn, the group is hosting several collection events. The next event will…
Monday, November 14, 2011
With the holidays fast approaching, Dearborn residents looking for ways to make donations of clothes, food and toys will find plenty of options.
Have a lot of love to give this season, but don't know where to give to? Several local businesses, nonprofits and the city of Dearborn are holding drives for clothing, toys and more. Here's how you can help? 1. City of Dearborn Warm Clothing Drive: Donate your gently used coats, hats, scarves, mittens, earmuffs–well, you get the idea. The drive runs through Dec. 14. Click here for a full list of donation locations. 2. HYPE Athletics Toy Drive: This drive supports the Volunteers of America Michigan chapter's Athletes Adopting Families program, which provides toys and clothing to families in need. The drive runs through Dec. 2, and items can be dropped off at any HYPE event or practice. For more information, visit their website, or call 313-…