By Lisa Capitelli, Managing Editor
(Nov. 24, 2022) The Kiwanis Club of Greater Ocean Pines-Ocean City has been collecting toys and coats each Wednesday in November for those in need.
“Coats are overwhelming for ladies, but adult men and children are needed,” said David J. Landis Sr., public relations committee and chair of the Kiwanis drive. “Toys are slower than in past years … We get toys for younger kids, but items for older children are very rare.”
The final day to donate is Wednesday, Nov. 30 from 9 a.m. until noon. Drop off toys and coats to Kiwanis members at the Ocean Pines Community Center parking lot.
Coats will go to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Ocean City, Diakonia in West Ocean City, Joseph House of Salisbury, HALO (Hope & Life Outreach) in Snow Hill, and Worcester County Youth & Family Counseling Services of Berlin, which will distribute them as well.
Toys will be delivered to Worcester County G.O.L.D. (Giving Other Lives Dignity).
The Toy Drive started in 2012, according to Landis. The Coat Drive began via a challenge from another Kiwanis Club in Millsboro, Delaware, in 2016. The Ocean Pines-Ocean City Club kept the drive going after it won the challenge, Landis said.
For more information, contact Landis at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-641-7330.