Showing posts with label toy drive. Show all posts
Showing posts with label toy drive. Show all posts

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Officer Andressa Rosa leads Franklin Police effort with successful toy drive

"This has turned out to be one of our most successful drives yet. With your help we were able to help over 70 Franklin children. We were left with a massive amount of toys that were dropped off to Franklin’s Santa Foundation. From there, these toys will go to families in need this holiday season. A special thanks to the Depoto family and Hillside Nurseries & Florist for letting us use their box truck to move theses toys.

This toy drive would not have been a success without the hard work and passion from Officer Andressa Rosa. Each year she continuously out does herself in her collection. There is no doubt Officer Rosa is responsible for bringing many smiles to many Franklin families this holiday season. Alongside Officer Rosa was Sergeant Eric Copeland and other Franklin officers who donated their time at our stuff a cruiser toy drive and pictures with Santa toy drive. 

We can’t thank everyone who donated gifts this year enough. Whether it was in person at one of our events, at the station, or through our Amazon wishlist, it all added up. Thank you and happy holidays! "


Franklin Police toy drive 1
Franklin Police toy drive 1


Franklin Police toy drive 2
Franklin Police toy drive 2


Franklin Police toy drive 3
Franklin Police toy drive 3

Shared from Franklin (MA) Police Dept. Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/franklinmapolice/posts/10157976283050916 

Saturday, December 4, 2021

5th Annual MyFM Tailgating For Toys Charity Toy Drive Collects Over $25,000 in Toys

5th Annual MyFM Tailgating For Toys 

Charity Toy Drive Collects Over $25,000 in Toys


Massachusetts Broadcasters Association's 2021 Radio Station of the Year, MyFM 101.3, recently spent the weekend of Friday, November 26th through Sunday, November 28th, braving the elements outside of Walmart in Bellingham, MA collecting an estimated $25,000 worth of toys over a 31-hour period for the local, veterans-operated organization Toys For Kids And Teens.

A COW (Container on Wheels) was generously donated by Gallo Moving in Milford and utilized as storage for the donated toys over the three-day donation event.  The COW was also used to efficiently transport the donations to the Toys For Kids and Teens headquarters in Northbridge at the end of the collection.

While many toys were donated on site from listeners of the station and Walmart shoppers, a large factor in the success of the drive each year is through the generous support from "Shopping Spree Sponsors".

A Shopping Spree Sponsor is an individual/business that donates a minimum of $250.00 in cash to the cause. The cash donation was then spent on toys by an official MyFM Tailgating For Toys volunteer in Walmart. In return for the monetary donation, the shopping was done and a Facebook video was posted with all the toys purchased in their name as a thank you. Videos can be viewed on the station's Facebook page @MyFM1013.

"Those sponsorships make a huge impact.  It really sets the tone for the entire drive.  We're lucky to have so many generous friends," said MyFM Operations manager and event coordinator, Ray Auger.

Toys for Kids and Teens is a 5013c non-profit organization that collects and disperses toys during the holiday season to families in need. Toys for Kids and Teens covers the Blackstone Valley area, further points east.  They can be reached through their website at www.toysforkidsandteens.com.

Charity Toy Drive Collects Over $25,000 in Toys
Charity Toy Drive Collects Over $25,000 in Toys


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Thursday, December 17, 2020

FHS Boys Basketball helping Franklin Police Dept with toy drive, and you can too!

The Franklin Boys Basketball team will be collecting unwrapped toys to for the Franklin Police Department Toy Drive. If you'd like to donate, you can drive up to the FHS gym entrance on Sat, Dec 19th, from 11:30-12:00, & the players can retrieve the toy(s) from your vehicle.
 
FHS Boys Basketball helping Franklin Police Dept with toy drive, and you can too!
FHS Boys Basketball helping Franklin Police Dept with toy drive, and you can too!

 


Saturday, November 21, 2020

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Attention Veterans: Project Toy Box - Response due Weds Apr 29

The United Way of Tri-County has received a major donation of new toys and games to distribute to children in out of work or low income veterans' families. We're calling this program Project Toy Box and have a goal to reach children in need who may have limited access to new activities, especially during this difficult time when many people are homebound. A variety of toys and games for children ages 5-12 will be distributed in the next few weeks.

If you are a veteran who has children and you may benefit from this, please let me know by end of day, Wednesday, Apr 29.

thanks

Dale
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Dale Kurtz
Veterans Service Officer
Towns of Avon and Franklin

10 Daniel McCahill Street
Franklin, MA 02038

508-613-1315 (O)
508-520-4917 (F)

Attention Veterans: Project Toy Box - Response due Weds Apr 29
Attention Veterans: Project Toy Box - Response due Weds Apr 29

Monday, December 23, 2019

Community Comes Together For Another Successful MyFM Stuff-a-Bus

On Saturday November 30th local radio station MyFM 101.3 set up camp outside of Target on Fortune Blvd in Milford and began their 30-hour residency in hopes to fulfill their goal of collecting enough toys to fill a school bus. 

The 3rd Annual MyFM Stuff-a-Bus partnered with Uxbridge-based Toys For Kids and Teens in 2019 to assist local families in need this holiday season. “Last year we collected roughly 5,000 toys and we were hoping to just come close enough to topping that this year,” explains MyFM President Tom McAuliffe. “At the end of a very long 30-hours we were happy to report that, through the generosity of the local community, we blew that away with over 8,000 toys!”

The MyFM staff dedicated their weekend assisting with the drive and even went as far as camping out overnight to watch over the toys. But they weren’t exactly roughing it. Affordable Junk Removal and Resellables provided a comfortable living room to rest in. They were well fed thanks to local restaurants TGIFridays, IHOP and Five Guys. The crew kept warm by dancing to festive holiday music that filled the donation area.
Community Comes Together For Another Successful MyFM Stuff-a-Bus
Community Comes Together For Another Successful MyFM Stuff-a-Bus

MyFM Operations Manager Ray Auger brought the annual event to the MyFM after taking part in similar drives years ago on The Cape and in Portsmouth, NH. “I saw the impact it had on those communities and knew that we could really make a different here as well,” says Auger. “It just fit so well with the MyFM model. I knew our friends in the community would just run with it and help make it something special.”

For the past 3 years, Vendetti Bus Company has been generous enough to provide the bus, which is used to store the toys collected throughout the drive. The bus even comes with it’s own mascot, Jingles the Elf, a.k.a. Milford’s favorite, festive bus driver Moe Hutchins.

In addition to the outpouring of assistance from the local community braving the cold to drop of their toys, local businesses and individuals chose to donate $250 or more for shopping spree that sent the MyFM staff into Target to do the shopping for them. The Shopping Sprees were filmed and posted on MyFM’s Facebook page. $6,250 was raised which allowed for purchases of TV’s, bicycles, electronics and other toys for older children. MyFM would like to thank Dinner and Co., Chelsee O’Meara – LuLaRoe, Montgomery Lodge, Milford Tire, The Kearnans, Lioce Properties, KemForKids, Milford Hardwood, Milford TV, Doyle Siding and Window, Ray’s Automotive, Friends of Holliston, Old Time Auto Sales, Masters Touch, Devlin’s Tavern,. Depot St Tavern, Stephanie G Jewelers, Target and an anonymous Hopkinton donator.

At the end of the drive the toys were moved from the bus to a Gallo Moving and Storage truck where they were stored and transported to the Toys For Kids and Teens drop off site.

MyFM would like to thank all who donated and participated in another successful community event that is sure to bring joy and happiness to many local families this holiday season.

About MyFM
MyFM 101.3 is a full service radio station serving 15 communities surrounding the Milford area. MyFM 101.3 offers local news, information, sports and classic hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s. For more visit www.myfm1013.com or live the on Facebook @MyFM1013.

About Toys For Kids and Teens
Toys For Kids and Teens consist of local veterans from the Blackstone Valley & Beyond who collect and distribute toys for families in need during the holiday season. If you are in need of toys for your family, find them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/Toys-for-Kids-Teens-1513587325577171/) or contact them at toysforkidsandteens@gmail.com

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Franklin Police "Fill a Cruiser" toy drive a success



"To say that today’s Fill a Cruiser Toy Drive was successful would be an MASSIVE understatement. We stopped counting after filling 8 cruisers.

To the people who saw our posts online and showed up with presents and to those who donated after shopping at Marshall’s, we can’t thank you enough! We definitely exceeded all expectations today. Our classroom is going to be out of commission for awhile!"











"Come have your photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Franklin Police Department! Pictures are free with an unwrapped gift for our community toy drive."

Follow the event on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/577070339523257/



Friday, December 14, 2018

Pictures with Santa and Mrs Claus - Dec 15

Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Franklin Police Department on December 15, 2018 from 9 AM to noon.

Pictures are free with an unwrapped gift for our community toy drive.


Pictures with Santa and Mrs Claus - Dec 15
Pictures with Santa and Mrs Claus - Dec 15

Follow the Franklin Police Department event on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/events/1936339859794591/


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

In the News: Franklin Police collecting toys; 6 artificial flavors removed

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"During the holiday season, Franklin Police will be delivering more than justice. 
For the past four years, the department has helped out Santa Claus with an annual toy drive. From binkies and bibs to baseball gloves and gift cards, Franklin police Detective Eric Copeland said officers delivered hundreds of gifts last year. 
Donations of new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Franklin police station until Dec. 20. For monetary donations, checks can be made out to the Franklin Police Association. Used toys can’t be accepted. 
Santa will also be stopping by the station from 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 15 for kids to rattle off their wish lists and snag a photo with Santa. Though the event is free, Copeland said gift donations are greatly appreciated."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20181113/franklin-police-toy-drive-accepting-donations


Donations of new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Franklin police station until Dec. 20
Donations of new, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the Franklin police station until Dec. 20

"Six artificial flavors are being ordered out of the food supply in a dispute over their safety, but good luck to anyone who wants to know which cookies, candies or drinks they’re in. 
The dispute highlights the complex rules that govern what goes in our food, how much the public knows about it, and a mysterious class of ingredients that has evolved over decades largely outside of public view. 
On food packages, hundreds of ingredients are listed simply as natural flavor or artificial flavor. Even in minute amounts, they help make potato chips taste oniony or give fruit candy that twang. 
“The food system we have is unimaginable without flavor additives,” said Nadia Berenstein, a historian of flavor science based in New York."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/zz/news/20181113/no-accounting-for-these-tastes-artificial-flavors-mystery/1

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