CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — The 6th Annual Cory “Bird” Price Memorial Toy Drive has begun in the Chapmanville/Harts area.
Organizers are asking for contributions of new or gently used unwrapped toys, blankets, jackets, shoes, etc. for any age and gender. Monetary donations are also being accepted to purchase additional gifts for the toy drive.
In the past five years, the memorial toy drive has successfully contributed more than 3300 toys throughout the local community.
“With continuous efforts from many volunteers, businesses and organizations we look forward to ensuring another productive toy drive this year,” Cody Perry, organizer of the drive said. “We are still seeking assistance in bringing the holiday spirit to the less fortunate children in our community.”
Donations can be dropped off at Chapmanville or Lincoln County Harts Fire Departments or at Nationwide (Greg Dalton Agency) during normal business hours. The Dollar General in Chapmanville will also be collecting toys but only if bought at their store.
The drive is in partnership the Price family, Logan County Commission, In Action Project, The Century Leadership Program, Chapmanville Buddy League Basketball, West Chapmanville Grade School, Dollar General of Chapmanville, Share the Warmth with Savannah, Chapmanville Fire Department and Lincoln County Harts Fire Department.
The distribution routes this year are as follows:
— December 16th starting at 5 p.m. will include Chapmanville City Limits.
— December 17th starting at 9 a.m. will include Chapmanville surrounding communities such as Crawley Creek, Godby Branch, Phico, Trace Fork, Big Creek, Logan County Harts area, and more.
— December 16th starting at 5 p.m. will include Lincoln County Harts communities such as Little Harts, East Fork, Big Harts, and more.
For more on the toy drive, follow them on Facebook at https://facebook.com/birdtoydrive/ .