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Toy Shop seeks items for needy kids

Christmas Clearning Council's drive ends Dec. 15

Nov. 14, 2012

Christmas Clearing Council of Waukesha County invites the community to help it accomplish its mission of making Christmas brighter for thousands of area children by dropping off new, unwrapped toys through Dec. 12 at toy drop-off locations throughout Waukesha County.

Toys collected will stock the shelves of the CCC's annual Toy Shop held on Dec. 15 for children in need in the county. A complete list of toy drop-off locations is included below.

Items particularly needed include infant clothing and blankets, pre-school board books, toys for children ages birth to 9, gift items for pre-teens; ages 10-12, Lego blocks, books, crafts, sporting equipment, hats and waterproof mittens and gift cards for teenagers.

Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2009, CCC is a nonprofit group that matches needy families with individuals and groups who want to help on a person-to-person basis during the holiday season. Families who are not matched with sponsors are invited to CCC's annual Toy Shop, stocked with donated items, to shop for their children. In 2011 more than 4,500 Waukesha County children from more than 1,900 families experienced the joy of the holiday season because of the efforts of CCC and its volunteers, donors and sponsors. CCC was awarded "Small Non-Profit of the Year" in 2011 by the Waukesha County Executive's office.

For more information about drop-off locations, volunteering or sponsoring a family, call (262) 549-NOEL (6635) or visit www.christmasclearingcouncil.org. Look for CCC on Facebook and Twitter.

Waukesha 2012 Toy Drop-off Locations:

Badger Health Center SC, S31 W24757 Sunset Drive

Bazaar Home Decorating Center, 21950 Watertown Road

Bliffert Lumber & Fuel Company, 548 West Sunset Drive

Citizens Bank of Mukwonago, 2109 Corporate Drive

Cuddles Hallmark & Martha Merrell's Books & Cafe, 231 W. Main Street

Curves, 1720 Dolphin Drive

Fire Station, 1700 Northview Road

Fire Station, 130 W. St. Paul Avenue

Fire Station, 1210 Sentry Drive

Fire Station, 1714 Pearl Street

Fire Station, 3051 Summit Avenue

Gallery 1, 507 E. Broadway

Liberty Dance Center, 404 Travis Lane, #38

BMO Harris Bank, N14 W23999 Stone Ridge Drive

Machine Shed, N14 W24145 Tower Place

Minuteman Press, 2325 Parklawn Drive, Suite E

Neptune Comics, 2120 E. Moreland Boulevard

ProHealth Care Medical Associates, N14 W23900 Stoneridge Drive

R & R Insurance Services, 1581 E. Racine Avenue

St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 424 Hyde Park

Sentry Foods, 2304 W. St. Paul Avenue

Sprizzo Gallery Caffé, 363 W. Main Street

US Bank, 101 E. Sunset Drive

Waukesha County Historical Museum, 101 W. Main Street

Waukesha State Bank, S31 W25995 Sunset Drive

Waukesha State Bank, 151 E. St. Paul Avenue

Waukesha State Bank, 1709 E. Racine Avenue

Waukesha State Bank, 701 Meadowbrook Road

Waukesha State Bank, 1531 East Moreland Boulevard

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