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When it comes to the spirit of giving, there are very few joys greater than seeing the look of excitement on the face of a child when they open a gift on Christmas morning.  

That’s what makes the Buxton Toy Box a particularly wonderful year-round effort providing Christmas joy for Buxton Maine children from birth to age 18. This program has been completely  supported by private donations since 1995, and all the work is done by volunteers. 

This year, the Toy Box “elves” will be setting up their workshop in the Buxton Town Hall on December 14th to begin sorting and wrapping toys, games, books, clothes, bedding, boots, shoes, and socks. Among the many volunteers who help to make this local contribution possible is Beverly MacMillan, VP of Business Development at Equinox Insurance in Westbrook, ME.

“To help this wonderful cause and be part of the Christmas magic it brings to kids and their families in my community is really rewarding and is truly in the Spirit of what this holiday season is about.”

The Buxton Toy Box accepts anything new.  Children love toys, clothes, furniture, sporting goods, books, art supplies, bedding, games and school supplies.  Bicycles, dollhouses and basketball hoops are all part of the fun.  Many residents assist by knitting hats and mittens throughout the year and donate to the Toy Box.  All funds and gifts that are donated to the program are given to Buxton children.  No money is allocated through tax dollars.  Many children have had a brighter Christmas through the generous contributions to this very worthy program.

If you wish to donate gifts, time, or funds to the Buxton Toy Box please call Mia Dodge at 207-807-8816. Although the Toy Box is most active between Thanksgiving and Christmas, one great way to help is to save new or gently used boxes and gift bags all year long.

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