October 22, 2014

Medina
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Medina brothers Cale, right, and P.J. Walter donate toys Wednesday for The Gazette’s Not-Forgotten Box. Cale, 13, attends Claggett Middle School and P.J., 10, is a student at Garfield Elementary. Cale said his grandfather, who was visiting from Colorado, told him that Christmas is about giving and some kids aren’t going to have one without their help.The Gazette is accepting new, unwrapped toys for children from infancy through age 17, and nonperishable items from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until Dec. 18. Donations may be dropped off at the newspaper’s front office at 885 W. Liberty St., Medina. Tax-deductible cash donations also will be accepted, and checks should be made out to: Not-Forgotten Box-Gazette. All toys will be distributed through the Salvation Army of Medina. Suggested items for the Not-Forgotten Box are games, sports items, basketballs, skateboards, Legos, K’nex, Dora the Explorer, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, makeup and cologne sets, curling irons, action figures, baby dolls, Barbies and Braatz. A food drive is ongoing as well, and those donations also will be handed out by the Salvation Army. Suggested food donations are peanut butter, pasta, pasta sauce, crackers, macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables and fruits, cereal and one-pound bags of rice. (LIZ SHEAFFER / GAZETTE)