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More Toy Donations Needed

Those able to donate unwrapped toys should drop them off at Center Framing & Art in West Hartford Center. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

Unwrapped toys should be dropped off at Center Framing & Art, 968 Farmington Ave. in West Hartford Center.

Those able to donate unwrapped toys should drop them off at Center Framing & Art in West Hartford Center. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

Those able to donate unwrapped toys should drop them off at Center Framing & Art in West Hartford Center. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

By Ronni Newton

A local non-profit that is providing toys to needy children in West Hartford and other area towns is short by about a dozen toys, and is hoping to receive additional donations by Tuesday.

The organization holds an annual event and provides gifts to children whose parents are struggling financially. A total of 95 families have been identified by social workers, said Lori Chozick, owner of Center Framing and Art, who has assisted with the organization for many years. The name is not being made public to protect the anonymity of those it serves, she said.

Toys for Tots has donated a supply of toys, but about a dozen toys are still needed for the children identified by age below. Chozick said she will personally fill in whatever is left, but is hoping the West Hartford community will assist.

  • Age 1 girl
  • Age 1.5 girl
  • Age 2 (two girls and one boy)
  • Age 4 girl
  • Age 7 girl
  • Age 8 boy
  • Age 10 girl
  • Age 13 girl
  • Age 16 girl

“It’s for children whose parents simply can’t afford the gifts. Toys for Tots was short for the kids on [the] list,” Chozick said.

The event is Tuesday night, Chozick said. Unwrapped toys should be dropped off at Center Framing & Art, 968 Farmington Ave., West Hartford, on Sunday between noon-5 p.m., and Monday and Tuesday between 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

“As always I am grateful for this amazing community in which I’m blessed to live in,” Chozick said.

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