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'Stuff the Truck' collects $900 for Christmas for Kids

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NEOSHO, MISSOURI -

The Newton County Christmas for Kids program received almost $900 and nearly 230 toys in donations at its “Stuff the Truck” event on Dec. 6.

Representatives from all fire, ambulance, EMS, and rescue agencies in Newton County were at Neosho Walgreens and Neosho Walmart on Saturday, Dec. 6 collecting donations for the campaign, which helps make Christmas a little merrier for underprivileged children in Newton County.

At Walmart, $664 and 100 toys were generously donated. At Walgreens the total was $228 and 128 toys. At Walgreens, volunteers also cooked and sold hotdogs for a $2 donation.

“On behalf of the Newton County Christmas for Kids program, I would like to express my gratitude to the community for showing up and supporting our cause,” said Mari Mallory, Neosho Fire Department. “The money and toys will go a long way toward helping the less fortunate children in our area.”

Last year, the program benefited approximately 800 children in Newton County.

For more information about Newton County Christmas for Kids, please call 417-451-8021. Also, look for their page on Facebook.

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