October 9, 2015

Sponsor a Child Through Community Toy Chest for the Holidays

BATAVIA, Ohio (Oct. 9, 2015) — Last year, the Community Toy Chest made a difference in the lives of 350 children in foster care in Clermont County during the holidays.

This year, Clermont County Children’s Protective Services (CPS) hopes that generous sponsors will come forward again to make the holidays a little brighter for these kids, who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.

CPS plans to have holiday gifts for at least 300 children, some of whom could come into its custody as late as Christmas Eve, said Sanna Gast, coordinator of the Toy Chest. Ages of children range from birth to 18 years old.

CPS is looking for individuals, families, companies or organizations to sponsor a child, either by donating money to CPS or by buying gifts for a particular child or family. Each child puts together a wish list; sizes of clothing are noted.

If you are interested in sponsoring a child, email Gast at sanna.gast@jfs.ohio.gov, or call her at 513-732-7264.  ################### #ClermontCares