Kathy Helbling is admittedly one proud mamma.
That’s because for the second year, her 10-year-old son Will, has hosted a toy drive to benefit local organizations.
And this time he has an army to back him up.
Cecil-based Jameson’s Army—a nonprofit organization whose mission is to raise awareness and funding for children and families affected by congenital heart disease and those who support them—is partnering with the boy and his effort.
“This year, we are honored to have Jameson's Army help us make this a continued success,” the Cecil mom said. “If you would like to make a donation here are the items we are accepting for several local organizations that could really use everyone's help.”
If you want to get involved, here’s what they are collecting:
- Gently used toys
- New toys
- Gently used books
- New books
- New clothing (tags attached)
- Wrapping paper, bows, and to/from tags
And you can drop off the items at several locations between now and Saturday. They include:
24 West Pike Street
Houston, PA 15342
Hours: 5:30 pm to 8:15 pm. Thursday
9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday
Fellas Barber Shop
317 West Barr Street
McDonald, PA 15057
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday
8 am to 4 pm Saturday
M Hair Designs
2526 Brownsville Road
Pittsburgh PA 15210
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
1601 3rd Street
Beaver PA 15009
Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday
12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Your Child’s Place
289 North Ave
Washington PA 15301 724-229-0851
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Items may also be dropped off from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Frank Sarris Public Library, where volunteers will be cleaning, wrapping and distributing what was collected.
Anyone with questions is asked to email Kathy Helbling at firstname.lastname@example.org.