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November 22, 2005 > Newark Firefighters collecting toys on Nov. 25

Newark Firefighters collecting toys on Nov. 25

Newark Firefighters will be collecting toys for underprivileged children at Toys "R" Us, located at NewPark Mall on Friday, November 25, from 6 a.m. until 3 pm. They will be also be collecting toys at Newpark Mall that same day.

All toys collected will be given to children at Viola Blythe Community Service Center, Newark for their annual Children's Christmas Party. Food items will also be accepted.

The Viola Blythe Community Service Center, Newark, is a nonprofit, nonsectarian corporation organized to promote, support and advocate social and human services to any person who is in immediate need. This mission is accomplished by a variety of programs, including emergency food and clothing distribution, referrals to other agencies, special programs that address current community needs and holiday programs at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

The Firefighters hope to capture the "after Thanksgiving Day" shopping frenzy and collect hundreds of toys. Their antique fire apparatus will tour the mall area with Santa Claus on board collecting toys.

If you have any questions, please call (510) 742 4480.

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