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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • Step-Up to Leadership Grads Join Marine Corps' Toys for Tots

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  • Ben Cutler, retired Marine and Toys for Tots volunteer, met with recent graduates of the Step-Up to Leadership program Wednesday evening to plan this year's Toys for Tots campaign for Cooper and Howard Counties. Last year over 600 children received toys for Christmas who would otherwise have gone without.
    Cutler gave a brief history of the Toys for Tots Foundation and explained how Toys for Tots worked. The Community Action Team (CAT) agreed to take on this worthy cause and immediately began making plans to assist Cutler and the Toys for Tots Foundation.
    Len Shafer volunteered as Team Leader and will coordinate donation activities with Cutler. Evan Melkersman and Abby Lenger, both employed at Central Missouri Community Action (CMCA), offered the facilities at CMCA as the group's headquarters.
    For businesses willing to accept donated toys or others who just want more information on the Toys for Tots Foundation, please call or leave a message at: Shafer, 660-537-0977; Cutler, 660-888-1182; Melkersman or Lenger, 660-882-5601

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