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Kiwanis Club/Key Club To Host Toy Drive

Apr 28, 2015 01:59PM ● Published by Jeanne Fratello

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Got toys? Consider giving them a new home! The Manhattan Beach Kiwanis Club and the Mira Costa Key Club are teaming up for their 5th annual toy drive on May 2 to benefit the Los Angeles County Toy Loan Program.

The toy drive is seeking  new and gently used toys, books, and complete games, as well as stuffed animals and dolls. If you have something to donate, drop-off is easy - you can simply bring it to the turn-around in front of the Mira Costa Administration Building between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

The Toy Loan Program is a 501(c)(3) organization sponsored by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services, and all donations are tax deductible. It is a free service that allows children to borrow toys from a Toy Loan Center in the same manner in which they borrow books from the public library.  The children borrow toys once a week. A child can earn a new toy by taking good care of the toys they borrow and bringing the toys back on time.  The Toy Loan Program develops a sense of responsibility in children through the observance of an honor code and merit system that gives praise and recognition when toys are returned on time and undamaged.

The Manhattan Beach Kiwanis Club was chartered in Manhattan Beach in 1956, and is a local chapter of an international service organization. Mira Costa Key Club is the sponsored youth program of the Manhattan Beach Kiwanis Club, providing high school students with an opportunity to perform service projects throughout our community and surrounding areas. 

The Manhattan Beach Kiwanis Club is looking for new members who are interested in supporting children’s causes in our local community.  The Club meets the second Monday evening of the month, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., at Tin Roof Bistro in Manhattan Beach. For more information about the Manhattan Beach Kiwanis Club, please contact President DeAnn Chase at deann@chaselawmb.com.

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