• Wal-mart to lead toy drive for underprivileged kids


    Wal-Mart, 577 Germantown Parkway, will hosts the biggest toy and bicycle shopping spree for underprivileged children at the Neighborhood Christian Center, Samelson and John Buckman Boys & Girls Club.
    The drive will kick-off at Wal-Mart from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec.19 through Saturday, Dec. 22. Volunteers from the AAU Cowboys will join Santa's elves from the Neighborhood Christian Center and the Boys & Girls Club to collect toys and donations.
    "Wal-Mart is committed to spreading holiday cheer to those in need," commented Ashley Ross, director of community involvement for Wal-Mart. "There are so many families in need.  A lot of people are out of jobs and are doing their very best to make ends meet and give their kids something for the holiday."  "Many of our parents aren't in a position to purchase toys and bikes for their children," Tyrone Drakeford, director of the John Buckman Boys & Girls Club said. 

    "Thanks to Wal-Mart. We are hoping to surprise kids from ages 6 to 13."

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