Christmas has always been a special time of the year, a time of gathering with friends and family, a time of gratitude and reflection on the blessings of the outgoing year. Yet for many families, it’s also a time of want and need, particularly for those with small children and in challenging financial circumstances.
For some time now, Bruce Howes and the team at Atlantic Motorcar Center in Wiscasset has partnered with the U.S. Marine Reserve’s Toys for Tots program. Unfortunately, the program is not running this year in Lincoln County due to a lack of volunteers. Atlantic Motorcar put out a plea recently for contact with the program so it could keep collecting toys for Lincoln County children in need.
And a good outcome has come from this plea.
Pastor Wally Staples, of Wiscasset, came by and dropped off a large white box for toys. The toys collected will be distributed to the children of Lincoln County, not through Toys for Tots, but rather through the good faith efforts of his church. The church also runs a community food pantry, a perfect spot to come into contact with children in need this Christmas season.
Atlantic Motorcar currently has 60 some toys coming in to donate and share with the children of Lincoln County – and that’s just the start.
Those who are interested are encouraged to stop by and drop an unwrapped toy into the big white box in the waiting room at the Atlantic Motorcar Center, 10 Ox Horn Road, Wiscasset. Staples and his team will make sure it finds its way to a needy child on Christmas Day.
People should feel free and encouraged to share this information with friends so that the children in need in Lincoln County will be able to have another amazing Christmas this year.