FAIR HAVEN – Margaret Spicer is a toy story owner who obviously knows the importance of toys for children, especially during the holiday season.
Because of that, Spicer is putting together a toy drive to benefit children who have been impacted by Super Storm Sandy.
The owner of Distinctive Toys at 595 River Road is looking for donations of toys and money to purchase toys so that children can have a happy Hanukkah or a merry Christmas. She has teamed up with the Knights of Columbus Council 3187, which is located at 200 Fair Haven Road, and the nonprofit Fair Haven organization Life Guard Ecumenical Foundation for this effort.
While she has sought donations of toys from the companies she deals with, Spicer stressed that those donating are not being asked to purchase toys from her store.
She is hoping to have the toys set up at the Knights of Columbus in time for at least half of the Hanukkah season and for Christmas. Those needing toys for their children will be able to “shop” there.
A lifelong resident, Spicer decided to put this effort together on Monday, Nov. 12, after finally seeing the devastation of the area on videos when her husband’s office got its power back.
Those who want to make a monetary or toy donation may drop it off at her store or call her at 732-747-8080 for additional information.