Toy drive in Rensselaerville

— File photo

The Rensselaerville Library is one of three places in town where toys may be dropped off through Dec. 2.

RENSSELAERVILLE — The Rensselaerville Fire Department Battalion is at it again.

For more than 20 years, the battalion has collected toys for needy kids.

This year’s drive started Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 2. 

“We are looking for anything from infants up to teenagers,” said organizer Kathy Wank.

A flier for the drive urges, “This year is especially hard for some folks — give generously.”

Items should be new and unwrapped. Toys, hats and mittens, gift cards, books, crafts, and baby items are needed.

They can be dropped off during regular hours in collection boxes at three Rensselaerville locations:

— Kuhar Café on the front porch of a building shared with the post office at 26 Route 353;

— Rensselaerville Town Hall at 87 Barger Road; and

— Rensselaerville Library at 1459 Route 351.

For large donation pickups, call 518-281-6880.

All of the toys will be given to the Hilltown Community Resource Center for distribution.

“They know the families in need,” said Wank.

— Melissa Hale-Spencer


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