Call for toy donations

Georgina Harvey; Tracey Marshall; and Carly Visscher. Photo by Damjan Janevski.

By Jessica Micallef

The Macedon Ranges Toy Shop is seeking toy donations this festive season as it reaches out to families in need.

Shop co-ordinator Georgina Harvey said the toy drive, now in its 10th year, was organised in conjunction with health and family service Cobaw Community Health.

Ms Harvey said new toys of all shapes and sizes, and valued at $20, will be accepted until Wednesday, December 11.

Parents and guardians referred to by Cobaw Community Health can pop into the Kyneton
Baptist Church on Friday, December 13 to pick out the perfect gift.

“Parents can come in and choose gifts that are appropriate for their kids,” she said.

“No one knows their kids better than parents.”

“Each child can get a small gift, stocking filler, plush toy, or a book or stationary item. We also offer a gift wrapping service.”

“It’s a great initiative [and] it’s quite amazing to see when it is all set up,” Ms Harvey said.

“There are lots of other bigger organisations that you can contribute to, which is nice, but to be able to support your local community and know that you’re helping the person next door … you can see it’s got a tangible effect.”

Donations can be made at Cobaw Community Health in Kyneton, Romsey or Woodend.

Details: 0404 442 891