By Carol McCracken (Post # 1,654)
To be sure that no child misses receiving a gift this holiday season, the Munjoy Mothers’ Club is asking for assistance from anyone who can donate toys to their annual toy drive. Donations may be left off this Saturday, December 14, at the 7-11 convenience store on Washington Avenue, at the bottom of Munjoy Hill. York family members will be there between 10 am and 4 pm to receive your donations.
This year’s Munjoy Mother’s Club Christmas party is scheduled for Sunday, December 22, at the East End Community School, North Street. In the past, the annual party has been held at the Root Cellar, but due to a scheduling mixup, the event was moved to EECS.
Toys for both boys and girls are needed – from newborns to ten-year old children said Linda York whose mother started the event about 35 years ago. Marie Trott died two years ago, but the family has worked to keep it going in her memory.
“We’ll keep doing this in her honor as long as we can,” said Matt York, grandson of the late founder. “She was the kindest person I’ve ever met. She worked at the Maine Youth Center for about twenty years. She tried to help those kids. She’d give you the shirt off her back. It was her values we’ve inherited and why we give this party at the holidays.”
Cash donations may also be made at the 7-11 on Washington Avenue to help defray the cost of renting the room at the East End Community School.
Thank you for doing whatever you can!