Lakeside Students Collect Toys For Tots

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Every year the Lakeside Lions hold a Toys for Tots drive in December. The Lions work with Merrick’s Kiwanis Club to ensure that every local child receives some holiday gifts. Each year we try and collect more toys than the year before. This is important because we realize that we have so much to be grateful for and there are many kids in our own community who don’t have much. We want to do our part to ensure that every Merrick child has a happy holiday. It looks like we were able to do that again this year. During our drive, we collected nine humongous garbage bags filled with toys. 

When the representative from Kiwanis came to pick them up, he took one look at our pile of bags and said, “I’m going to need to come back with a van!” We are so proud that we could lend a helping hand and help so many kids. It truly is better to give than to receive! 

Submitted by Shelby W.