The 2017 Not-Forgotten Box charity drive begins today and runs through Dec. 15.
The Medina unit of the Salvation Army in conjunction with The Gazette is accepting items for distribution for Christmas.
Organizers said the drive is being set up to benefit about 250 local families and 500 to 700 children ranging in age from infant to 18 years old.
Items needed include:
- toys for all ages;
- gloves, hats, scarves and coats;
- newborn items, including diapers, sleepers and onesies;
- tween and teen items, including electronics, jewelry, perfume or cologne, clothes, sporting goods;
- boxed potatoes, boxed or canned sweet potatoes, vegetables, gravy mixes or jars of gravy, Jiffy mix, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pancake mix, etc.
The Salvation Army asks for donations of new and unwrapped items. Wrapping paper and supplies also are welcome.