Library customers, employees donate toys to Empty Stocking Fund

  • Harford County Public Library employees Lisa Mittman, Theresa Henn, Kathy Tiburzi and Terri Schell present the donation of toys collected from Library staff and customers to the The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund on December 12, 2013.
Harford County Public Library employees Lisa Mittman, Theresa… (Submitted photo, The Aegis )
December 17, 2013|AEGIS STAFF REPORT

With a week to go before Christmas, the Empty Stocking Fund continues to close in on its fund-raising goal for 2013, while its volunteers are busy preparing to make the holiday season a little cheerier for Harford County's less fortunate children, families and senior citizens.

Employees of Harford County Public Library presented a donation of toys collected from customers and staff to The Empty Stocking Fund on Dec. 12. Eleven library locations were toy drop-off sites this year.

"We thank you so much for your support," Empty Stocking Fund volunteer Jane Brown said.

Donations to the Empty Stocking Fund totaled $61,450 as of Tuesday, which is still short of the fund's goal to raise $80,000.

The fund also is continuing to accept donations of new, unwrapped toys and new books.

Donations in the past week were received from Dr. Han Sohn and family, $2,000, and Saxon's Diamond Centers, $1,450.

Other donations include Derek and Jennifer Moses, $500; Jim and Julie Quimby, $500; Hasslinger Veterans Organization Inc., $100; John and Judy Matricciani, $100; Bill and Kay Marshall, $200; Dotty and Bill Sewell, $100; Georgia Snodgrass, $100;  Robert and Rose Coomes, $100 ; The Hair Network, $100; quarter auction fund-raiser, $200; and several anonymous donations.

Many businesses and organizations around the county have also collected new toys for this year fund drive.

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