Ironton City Mission asks for toys, food donations

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If you missed our Toys for Tots Drive, don’t worry because there are still opportunities to help children and families this Christmas season.

Just after they fed over 650 families over Thanksgiving, the city mission in Ironton is already back to work trying to liven up the Christmas season for needy families and children.

City Welfare Mission Director Jeff Cremeans says the City Mission has been organizing their Christmas food and toy drive for the last 73 years. This year is no exception, and they need your help to make sure it’s another successful drive.

The City Mission is in need of non-perishable food items, new toys, or simply monetary donations to make this Christmas drive possible. They currently have over 400 families registered for food baskets and more than 700 kids in need of toys this Christmas.

Cremeans says without the help of the community, local churches, and high schools, the City Mission’s Christmas food drive would be very hard to pull off.

“I think we live in one of the greatest communities around,” said Cremeans. “People that even move away from this area still send back [money] this time of year to help. These folks, they’re not even living here now, but they want to help the folks in Lawrence County because this is where they grew up.”

Among the things Cremeans says the City Mission is in more need of are canned meats, canned vegetables, canned potatoes, and toys for children ages 6 through 9.

Cremeans says you can bring those donations to the City Mission at 710 N. 5th St. in Ironton through December 18th. He says any and all donations are welcome.

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