Winter’s chill in southeast Crawford County is being met by a beacon of community spirit which shines bright with a Winter Donation Drive. Spearheaded by the Crawford County Schools, this initiative is more than just a charitable event; it’s a testament to the power of a community coming together to support its youngest members.

The Drive of Compassion: What, When, and Where

Through December 15, Crawford County Schools are calling on residents to embrace the spirit of giving by donating new winter items for students in need. This initiative is particularly focused on the essential cold-weather needs of children from kindergarten to twelfth grade.

Donations can be conveniently dropped off at the Galion or Bucyrus Goodwill Stores during their operating hours: Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and on Sundays from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

A Gift That Gives Back: The Goodwill Cash Card Incentive

In a heartwarming twist, every donor who brings their contribution directly to a Goodwill Cashier will be thanked with a $5 Goodwill Cash Card. This gesture not only rewards the generosity of donors but also fosters a deeper sense of community involvement and reciprocity.

The List of Warmth: Essential Items for K-12 Students

The schools have thoughtfully prepared a list of needed items, tailored to the specific needs of different age groups. For children in kindergarten through fifth grade, the focus is on warm clothing and accessories such as hats, gloves, socks, underwear, sweatshirts, sweatpants, and tennis shoes.

The needs for students in grades six through twelve echo those of their younger counterparts, emphasizing the importance of hats, gloves, and socks. These simple yet vital items can make a significant difference in the lives of children during the cold months.

A Community Effort: Joining Hands for a Warmer Tomorrow

The Winter Donation Drive is more than a campaign; it’s a reflection of Crawford County’s commitment to its youth and a reminder of the impact a united community can have. By participating, residents not only contribute tangibly but also send a powerful message of solidarity and care to the younger generation.

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