Toy Roundup to begin Friday
The 11th annual Port Aransas Emergency Services (EMS) Toy Roundup begins tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 7.
Toy Roundup chairman Kristin Barton says that EMS is "desperate to find a location," to store toys. A climatecontrolled, secure storage area of at least 800 square feet is needed. Anyone who would like to donate a facility should contact EMS at 749-4405.
Businesses and individuals are invited to donate toys for the less fortunate children in Port Aransas. When making a toy donation, don't forget kids 12 and older, as there is often a shortage of gifts for teens.
New unwrapped toys may be dropped off at the Port Aransas Police Station or EMS office at 705 W. Ave. A, the Family Center IGA at 418 S. Alister St., city hall at 710 W. Ave. A, ValueBank at 500 S. Alister St. and The University of Texas at Austin Marine Science Institute at 750 Channel View Drive.
Donations will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 21.
Monetary donations may be left at city hall, 710 W. Ave. A, at the EMS office or mailed to Port Aransas EMS, Attention: Emergency Services Toy Roundup, 705 W. Ave. A, Port Aransas, TX 78373.
Checks should be made payable to EMS Toy Roundup.
Applications may be picked up at the EMS office or the police department through Dec. 10.
Applications for toys must include proof of residency in Port Aransas with a rent or utility bill having a Port Aransas zip code and some form of identification.
For more information, call the EMS office at 749-4405.