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November 18, 2012

Hoping for generosity in time of increased need

Local campaigns hope for generosity in time of increased need


Tonawanda News — The Christmas toys program is no exception.

”So far we have over 320 children registered,” he said. “By the time we finish signing people up, we may be close to 400, which is more than what we had last year.”

In addition to “red kettle” contributions, other donations are always appreciated, Nkounkou said.

For more information, call 693-3110. To donate online, visit, choose “find a kettle” and search for “Team Tonawanda.”

TO HELP • Rockin' With Santa toy collections bins are located at the Tonawanda News, 435 River Road; Submasters, 105 Main St., and the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, 15 Webster St. in North Tonawanda, and Fast Teddy's, 221 Main St.; Tonawanda Fire Headquarters, 44 William St., and the Twin City Elks Lodge 860, 55 Main St., in Tonawanda. This year's Rockin' With Santa event will take place from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Twin City Elks Lodge 860, 55 Main St., Tonawanda. Entry is a new, unwrapped gift for a child from infancythrough 16 years old. Music will be provided by Night Eagle from 7 to 9 p.m. and Silver Xtreme from 9 to 11 p.m. • The Town of Tonawanda's 2012 Christmas toy collection barrels are located at the Municipal Building, 2919 Delaware Ave.; Town Police Station, 1835 Sheridan Drive, Paddock Chevrolet Golf Dome; Highway Department, 450 Woodard Ave.; Water Treatment Plant, 218 Aqua Lane; Wastewater Plant, 770 Two Mile Creek Road; Water & Sewer Maintenance, 525 Belmont Ave.; Building Department, 525 Belmont Ave.; Tonawanda Community Federal Credit Union, 257 Highland Ave. and 215 Delaware Ave.; Brighton Arena; Lincoln Arena; Youth, Parks & Recreation Office, 299 Decatur Road; Aquatic & Fitness Center, One Pool Drive; and La Hacienda Brighton, 900 Brighton Road. In Kenmore, barrels are located at the Village of Kenmore Police Department, 2395 Elmwood Ave.; Village of Kenmore Department of Public Works, Elmwood and Mang avenues; Philip Sheridan School, Elmwood Avenue; Dollar General, 3170 Delaware Ave. New, unwrapped toys are being collected at all barrels through Dec. 10 • For more information on the Salvation Army's 2012 campaign, call 693-3110. To donate online, visit, choose "find a kettle" and search for "Team Tonawanda."

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