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Annual Not-Forgotten Box drive starts today


Today starts the annual Not-Forgotten Box toy drive.

The Medina Gazette in partnership with the Salvation Army of Medina has teamed up with one goal in mind: To make sure no child feels forgotten on Christmas morning.

The Gazette’s sister paper, The Chronicle-Telegram, started the outreach effort in 1958, and the community’s support for it each year was such a success the initiative expanded to Medina in 2009.

This year’s aim is to help at least 250 families with gifts for children and food for the holiday season.

As of right now, the Salvation Army has around 130 families signed up to receive help through the yearly giving campaign. Families in the community who are in need can sign up to receive items by contacting the organization, filling out an application and making a wish list of a few items that their children might like.

The Salvation Army with a team of volunteers will assemble gift packages for families to pick up on Dec. 19 — just in time for Christmas.

Donations for this drive will be accepted starting today at the Salvation Army Medina, 425 W. Liberty St. The deadline for donations is Dec. 14.

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