Children's Christmas wish list isn't long

Tuesday, December 3, 2002

Two children whose father has died wouldn't get many gifts under their Christmas tree if their mother hadn't sought help from Toybox.

Donations of new toys collected by Toybox, a joint program of the Cape Girardeau Jaycees and the Southeast Missourian, will help bring holiday gifts to the community's needy children.

The mother applied for assistance at the Salvation Army. Applications for the Toybox program are being accepted through Friday at the Salvation Army office, 701 Good Hope. Applicants must provide a Social Security number for each child listed and proof of residence. Applications are accepted between 10 a.m. and noon and 1 to 4 p.m. weekdays.

The children's list isn't long either. The 11-year-old girl wants a Sorry game, a new purse, a Pictionary game and Shrinky Dinks.

Her brother, 4, would like a Leap Frog game, Bob the Builder toys, a football, dinosaurs and sports toys. He also likes trucks.

Many children are in need of holiday gifts and their families rely on donations given to Toybox.

Donations of new, unused toys are being collected at Southeast Missourian offices in Cape Girardeau and Jackson, AAA Travel Agency, First National Bank, First Missouri State Bank, Bank of America, Sanders True Value, Bank of Missouri, Capaha Bank, Cingular Wireless, Union Planters Bank, Alliance Bank, Toys R Us, Commerce Bank, Westfield Shoppingtown West Park, U.S. Bank and Wehrenberg Theatres.

Tax-deductible contributions can be mailed to Toybox Trust at P.O. Box 4, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63702-0004.

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