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Duck Key Ladies' Lunch Bunch contributes to Toys for Tots - December 2004


The Ladies Lunch Bunch of Duck Key made a monetary contribution to the Monroe County Sheriff's Toys for Tots Fund this Thursday, December 2, 2004. The group is comprised of mostly ladies from Duck Key but Rita Rose and Jean Boe from Marathon also are members. Sheriff Peryam also was in attendance and provided remarks at the December meeting.

The Lunch Bunch contributions will be added to funds which provide a Christmas for close to 1000 families in the Florida Keys. The Monroe County Sheriff's group uses the fund to provide each family with a decorated tree, several presents for the children, and a Christmas meal.

Families apply to the Salvartion Army and are screened by the Salvation Army and by the Sheriff's department.

 Anyone with questions, or who wants to make a monetary donation, can call Deputy Hartley at 289-8567 or Marathon Captain Bob Peryam at 289-2430.


From the KeyNoter - November 29, 2004


Toys for Tots

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office in Marathon is working with the Salvation Army to collect new toys and monetary donations before Christmas. The proceeds will be used to make sure needy children and families enjoy the Christmas season. Businesses in the Marathon area are asked to decorate a large box and place it in a prominent place as a collection station for new toys. People are asked to donate a new, unwrapped toy by placing it in one of these donation boxes. Monetary donations would also be appreciated and will be used to purchase new toys for the program. According to Sheriff's Office Toys for Tots coordinator Deputy Hartley-Mixon, the program in Marathon will be providing toys for well over a thousand children this year. 

Anyone with questions, or who wants to make a monetary donation, can call Deputy Hartley at 289-8567 or Marathon Captain Bob Peryam at 289-2430.


Middle Keys

In the Middle Keys, the Sheriff's Office is holding its annual Christmas toy drive to benefit the Salvation Army's Toys for Tots program.

Capt. Bob Peryam, who is spearheading the drive along with Deputy Linda Hartley-Mixon, is asking the community's support.

"We're looking for donations of new unwrapped toys, monetary donations," Peryam said. "People can drop their donations off at any Sheriff's Office substation, at US1 Radio on Big Pine Key or at the Ramada Inn in Marathon. If they call the Marathon substation, we'll even come and pick the donation up."

The donations must be made by Dec. 12. People can call the Marathon Sheriff's Office substation with questions at 289-2430.

The Salvation Army is compiling a list of needy children to benefit from the program and anyone who knows a family or child who needs help this holiday season can call Nancy at that agency at 743-9410.


Toys for Tots seeks support

Help the needy Keys kids get Christmas gifts

The Toys for Tots program is well underway in the Keys with both the Key West Police Department and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office participating.

In Key West, time is running out to apply for children's Christmas gifts from Toys for Tots. The deadline is Dec. 9.

"Toys for Tots sponsors and volunteers want to be sure every needy child in Key West gets a Christmas present this year, but they may not be able to see their wish come true if they don't know who the kids are. Persons who think their children might be eligible should pick up an application right away," said Ellie Barker, who heads up volunteers.

Applications are at the Key West Police Department's Records Division, 1604 N. Roosevelt Blvd., between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The Key West Housing Authority has them at the agency's Kennedy Drive offices from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Ask for Kathy Haskins.

The Housing Authority offices at Porter Place also has them; ask for Annette Mobley. They are also available at the Douglass Gymnasium on Emma Street weekdays between 2 and 9 p.m. See Kenny Knowles.

The program is for children 14 and under. Completed applications must be turned in by Dec. 9 at any of application pickup locations by the parent or guardian in person. That person must present a copy of a Social Security card for each household member, all bills, all income, a rent receipt, a paycheck stub, and a birth certificate for each child 13 at that time. Anyone with questions may call Barker at 809-1015.








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