The Cromwell Group of Effingham is helping Shriners collect toys after hundreds were lost in the fire that burned well into Thursday morning in South St. Louis. The toys were meant for approximately 1,500 children who were invited to a Christmas party being held on December 10.
To help, you can drop off toys at our radio station located at 405 South Banker Street Suite 201. We are accepting toys now until the first week of December!
RuralMed has also partnered with Shriners and are collecting toys at the following locations:
- Vandalia- 2515 W Veterans Ave, Unit 2A, Located just north of Sweet Peas
- Farina- 208 S Locust
- Salem-113 S Jefferson, 7:30am to 9:00am or call ahead as the crew could be on a call
Below is a list of items Shriners can and cannot accept. They also wish to remind those wishing to donate that 50% of the patients at Shiner’s are teens between the ages of 11 and 18. Items being accepted are: board games, playing cards, hair and nail care sets/polish, jewelry/necklaces and bracelets, makeup sets/bags, bath and body sets, gift sets of shampoo and shower gel for men, professional sports teams apparel, gift cards to Walmart/Target/Fast Food, holiday items, AAA and AA batteries, musical toys, light up toys, preschool toys, dolls and barbies, character toys, brand new 12″ or smaller stuffed animals, matchbox car sets, Legos or Bionicals kits, coloring/activity books, crayons, art/activity kits, backpacks/sports bags, fleece tie blankets and small lap quilts.