Toy Drive underway at Knox Central

Waking up on Christmas morning is one of the happiest memories a child can retain. When we get wrapped up in buying gifts for friends and family, we often forget about the children who do not wake up to the same Christmas spirit that we have in our homes.

The Teen Outreach Program (TOP) at Knox Central High School has organized a toy drive to “help the kids have a better holiday,” says Ashley Logan, a member of the TOP and student at Knox Central. The toy drive will begin on November 18th and last until December 8th. Boxes will be placed all around Knox Central High School to accept new and gently used toys to benefit the Children’s Home and more organizations if donations permit.

The Teen Outreach Program, headed by Partner Corps workers William Olmstead and Stephanie McCall-Spencer, has 20 student members designing boxes to fill with toy donations. The group has provided a common goal for its members: create Christmas for kids in need. The students approach this goal with the ambition and hope that only comes with a giving heart.

Donations from the community are highly valuable to the drive and will not only make the efforts of the TOP members successful, but will also help build lifelong memories for the children in the community.

For more information or to make a donation contact Knox Central PartnerCorp members at 606-546-9253.

Article by Brandi Mills for
Posted on December 2, 2016