This holiday season state Rep. Chuck Jefferson (D-Rockford) will be collecting and distributing toys to needy families.
I am so excited to be able to give families in need an opportunity to put a couple extra gifts under the Christmas tree, Jefferson said. We started working with other agencies like Toys for Tots to distribute toys to as many people in the Rockford area.
From Dec. 1 to Dec. 20, Jeffersons office is taking names of less fortunate families to receive gifts. One toy is given to each child in that household and a family can receive up to six toys total. To apply for this gift-giving service, current name and address of family and name and social security number of each child is required.
Age range in which each family receives toys is from 1 to 12 years. Toy distribution will be Dec. 22 at 715 E. State St. next to Midway Theater. All interested must call in advance. Info: 987-7433.