Nearly 400 Montville children will receive a Christmas toy and gift basket from Montville Senior and Social Services this year. In a story Wednesday, we spoke about the need for gift cards for teens 12 to 18; that age group that’s tough to buy for.
But every child gets a basket form the youngest to eldest, so while cards are needed for teens, new, unwrapped toys and gifts for every age group is still very much needed.
Kathleen “Kathie” Doherty-Peck wants to ensure that people know the need is for all children of all ages.
“The stockings and gift cards are extras that go into the gift baskets that we prepare for the children. The older kids do not get as much as the younger ones, their gifts cost more, but we make sure that all of our children get toy baskets for Christmas,” Doherty-Peck said.
So from a soft baby doll to a toy truck to a gift card, any donation received will end up in a basket for one of the 381 children.
If you are able to, please drop off an unwrapped gift to the Senior Center; baskets will be assembled next week for distribution on Dec. 15.