Although distribution of toys to families is set for Saturday Dec. 19, Empty Stocking Fund organizers say they will try to accommodate requests from qualified families through tomorrow, Wednesday Dec. 16.
Glenn and Vicky Forsyth are planning to use extra toys donated from one division of Toys for Tots to try to help as many as possible, said Glenn. The final ESF results include donations to 286 children from 118 families, he said.
“People are still donating,” Glenn said. “It’s just amazing. I was in the dentist’s office the other day and told my dentist about how we worked with Empty Stocking Fund. When he got through working on me, he said he would be back in a minute; he came back and handed me an envelope. I thanked him and started home without opening it. When I did, I couldn’t believe it -- Dr. Alan Griffith of Griffin Dental Concepts had given us a check for $500.”
Distribution of toys will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday Dec. 19 at the Market Street side of the United Bank parking lot. If you can help, call Glenn at 770.468.1253.
Thus far about $9,000 has been raised which is short of this year’s goal of $12,000. Donations may be made at United Bank for the ESF account.