This year marks the third holiday season that members of the Flanders, Riverside and Northampton Community Association have collected toys for children at the Riverside school. The group has also used about $250 of its membership dues to purchase more than a dozen winter coats that it will also give to children in need.
“What’s great about it is the toys stay right here in the community—they don’t go anywhere else,” Brad Bender, the president of the civic association, said during the group’s monthly meeting on Monday. “That’s the beauty of it.”
Last year the association collected about 85 items,... more