White Oak of Tryon needs toys

Published 5:17 pm Monday, December 3, 2012

Box available until Dec. 20

White Oak of Tryon, in conjunction with the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, will collect new toys for Christmas for children in Polk County who may not otherwise get toys this year.

The toys must be new and unwrapped and can be of any size. The drop box is located in the lobby of White Oak of Tryon and everyone in the community is encouraged to drop off toys.

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The box will be available until Dec. 20, when the toys will be taken to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office for distribution.

“This is the fourth time we have worked with Sheriff Donald Hill and his team collecting items for people in need in Polk County and the community has always opened their hearts,” said White Oak Administrator Mary Lance.  “We’re hoping this year will be even more successful considering the increased number of people out of work in Polk County. The children really need our help this Christmas.”

The White Oak activities department is having a special “toy day” the first week in December.

On that day, employees will decorate White Oak for the holidays and all those who bring toys can dress casually that day. In addition, White Oak Village Apartment management is having a “bring a toy to lunch” day so that apartment residents can also participate.

– article submitted by Beth Romney