Under the Tree

Friday, December 19, 2014

A group of civice minded citizens met on Nov. 5th to join forces for the annual Christmas toy drive.  At the meeting was Dianne Boyt of Dianne Boyt Insurance Inc., Gary Hobbs of Mansfield Police Department, Lynda Spivey of DeSoto Police Jury/Office of Community Services, Samantha Millard of Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Lynette Carter of DeSoto Parish Sheriff Office, Glen Colvin of Mansfield Elementary and Janet Arnold of Project Celebration.  All of the above have done toy drives in the past.  We are now pooling our resources together in an attempt to reach as many of the children and teenagers in DeSoto Parish as possible.  

Believing that every child should have something "under the tree"; the non profit was formed.  The immediate need is for monetary donations, gift cards and new unwrapped toys.  An account has been set up at Community Bank where donations can be made.  Checks should be made out to Under the Tree.  Checks can be mailed to: P.O. Box 565 Mansfield, LA.  Drop off points for monetary donations, gift cards, and new unwrapped toys include: Mansfield Police Department, Christ Memorial Episcopal Church, Mansfield Elementary School, and Dianne Boyt Insurance.  For more information or to refer a family; please contact Janet Arnold at (318) 525-7050 of Project Celebration.