CAMBRIA COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) – A local nonprofit has announced that its annual toy drive and cold weather transmission are both underway this holiday season to help those in need.
Cuddles For Kids (CFK) is accepting new toys, coloring books, games or puzzles before Christmas to donate to children in the area. Winter hats, scarves and gloves will also be accepted. Donations can be made until December 17, although they have noted that they NOT accept stuffed animals.
As of November 20, some areas where donations will be accepted include 814 Lanes and Games, John Murtha Cambria County Airport, Starbucks in Richland, Enchanted Ink, Upper Yoder Township Volunteer Fire Department Station 27, PA State Police in Ebensburg , Makin ‘Waves Hair Salon and much more. A full list is available on the CFK Facebook page.
Along with the toy drive, CFK also partnered with local organizations to distribute hats, gloves / mittens and scarves to help keep the community warm during the cold months to come.
Distribution sites will be at Johnstown Police Department, Upper Yoder Police Department, Mt. Calvary Baptist Missionary Church in New Kensington, and Free Store 15104.
The CFK organization was founded in 2006 by Conner Hagins at the age of 9 to help children and families in the local community who have been affected by life-changing situations, according to their website. Since then, they have donated nearly $ 1 million in articles and grants.
Cash donations are also accepted by mail to Cuddles For Kids, PO Box 701, Johnstown, PA 15907-0701. They can also be done through their website, through PayPal at [email protected] or VENMO @cuddlesforkids.
For more information, visit their website or check them out on Facebook.
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