- Special Sections
- Public Notices
Lynwood Auto Parts saw a way to help out a local charity this Christmas season and took advantage of it.
The business wound down its 2007 toy collection Friday for Lancaster County Christian Services, which has an Angel Tree program for needy children in the area each year. The business was pleased with the success of its collection effort this season.
"We've taken about three or four loads over there," manager Tim Hinson said, referring to the collection point at the Church of Lancaster on Craig Farm Road.
This was the third year that Lynwood Auto Parts collected toys to give to Christian Services.
Hinson said not only did customers donate, but so did those who just drove by the store and saw a reminder on the business sign.
Angel Tree program volunteer Brenda Campbell, who has worked with the program for 10 years, was thankful for the efforts of Lynwood Auto Parts.
"It was fantastic. I wish more local businesses would take it upon themselves to collect toys," she said.
Christian Services packed the toys up for delivery Friday.
Campbell said local residents came through for the program once again this year.
Though the Angel Tree had seen a drastic reduction in donations earlier on in the drive, more people donated as Christmas drew closer.
Because of the help of businesses such as Lynwood Auto Parts, the Angel Tree program received enough money and toys to take care of all its applicants and then some more. The program ended up with a toy surplus, Campbell said.
Contact Johnathan Ryan at 416-8416 or email@example.com