The Bears That Care Midshore Toy Drive needs community’s help to adopt children this year

MARYLAND- The Bears That Care Midshore Toy Drive is asking for the community’s help in making sure children in need still have a good Christmas this year.

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the organizers of the toy drive to do things differently. For example, they will not have toy donation boxes out in the community this year. This means they are solely relying on people to adopt kids or mail in monetary or toy donations.

The president of the toy drive said while holding the toy drive is a challenge this year, she understands the importance of still continuing on with the drive because the community once helped bring toys to her children.

“I’ve never forgotten that and that’s how I’ve got involved the next year I started volunteering and that’s why I do it because I’ve been in those shoes and I know what it’s like,” Dawn Jones, president of the toy drive, said.

“Because of the pandemic we know we can’t do what we really, really want to do without the support of the community and businesses,” Michelle Webster, chair and treasurer, said.

The drive usually helps anywhere from 700 to 1,000 kids each year.

You can send toys to the Maryland State Police Easton Barrack.

You can also visit the Facebook page the Bears That Care Midshore to adopt a family.

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