macs toy fund only helps raleigh county

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fayette county man

Lewisburg, WV

#1 Dec 11, 2009
i am from fayette county and fayette county people are donating to the raleigh county macs toy fund and not one kid in fayette county is allowed to attend that is a damn shame. it should be a combined county event. i know a single mother whos kids will probable get nothing for chrismas. she has no income just get a little bit of food stamps. if it wasnt for her neighbor she wouldnt even have a place to live. he lets her stay in a house of his rent free. her sister helps pay her bills when she can. to me this is a damn shame becouse macs toy fund should be for this type of person..if fayette county and other countys was included i would see of a very large donation.
TELL IT LIKE IT IS

Lewisburg, WV

#2 Dec 11, 2009
YOU ARE VERY CORRECT. IT WOULD BE A COULD DAY IN HELL BEFORE I WOULD DONATE TO THAT. I GET SICK AND TIRED OF THE NEWSPAPER PUBLISHING WHO IS DONATING EVERYDAY.. TO ME THIS IS AN INSULT ON FAYETTE,SUMMERS,WYOMING, AND OTHER COUNTYS THAT BORDER RALEIGH COUNTY. POOR LITTLE KIDS ON THESE COUNTYS ARE LEFT BEHIND. AND I KNOW OF SOME WHO WILL GET NOTHING. IF IT WASNT FOR SCHOOL, CHURCHS, AND FRIENDS MY KIDS WOULD REALLY BE HURTING. SO WHAT I AM GONNA DO IS CANCEL MY NEWSPAPER SUBSCRIPTION AS SOON AS I CAN BECOUSE THEY THROW THIS SHIT UP IN OUR FACES EVERYDAY. AND MOST ITEMS ARE DONATED U KNOW SOME OF THAT CASH IS IN QUESTION.
amazed

Beckley, WV

#3 Dec 11, 2009
shut up and start on in fayette county then!
Jaycees

White Sulphur Springs, WV

#4 Dec 11, 2009
The jaycees and the armory along with help from the chamber of commerce started this in raleigh county. All of those counties have or had chapters of the Jaycees / chamber of commerce why don't you all just get together like we did and take your largest building and put TOYS IN IT!
Jaycees

White Sulphur Springs, WV

#5 Dec 11, 2009
fayette county man wrote:
i am from fayette county and fayette county people are donating to the raleigh county macs toy fund and not one kid in fayette county is allowed to attend that is a damn shame. it should be a combined county event. i know a single mother whos kids will probable get nothing for chrismas. she has no income just get a little bit of food stamps. if it wasnt for her neighbor she wouldnt even have a place to live. he lets her stay in a house of his rent free. her sister helps pay her bills when she can. to me this is a damn shame becouse macs toy fund should be for this type of person..if fayette county and other countys was included i would see of a very large donation.
AND if you were "going " to send a "very large donation" why don't you just give it to that poor family that you know. DEE DEE DEE come on now man use your head!
Jaycees

White Sulphur Springs, WV

#6 Dec 11, 2009
sounds like she needs to take those kids to the YMCA and go out and get a JOB
Toys 4 Tots

Beckley, WV

#7 Dec 11, 2009
Toys For Tots in this area distributes toys to kids in Raleigh (NOT the kids already getting toys from Macs Toy Fund) Fayette, Wyoming, Nicholas, and Webster Counties. Call your local DHHR office to request toys.
Jaycees

White Sulphur Springs, WV

#8 Dec 11, 2009
Yep theres a really good idea. Good job Toys4tots
A Hillbillys Friend

Panama City, FL

#9 Dec 11, 2009
TELL IT LIKE IT IS wrote:
IF IT WASNT FOR SCHOOL, CHURCHS, AND FRIENDS MY KIDS WOULD REALLY BE HURTING. SO WHAT I AM GONNA DO IS CANCEL MY NEWSPAPER SUBSCRIPTION AS SOON AS I CAN BECOUSE THEY THROW THIS SHIT UP IN OUR FACES EVERYDAY. AND MOST ITEMS ARE DONATED U KNOW SOME OF THAT CASH IS IN QUESTION.
There you go! stop the paper. Cut off the cable and internet. Quit buying all that junk food and get rid of those cars (no gass). Quit smoking and drinking and making those trips to fast food joints to avoid having to cook. WOW look at all the money you already have and I know you can think of a lot more to save. Now your kids won't have to really be hurting.
Merry Christmas.
go elsewhere

Tarboro, NC

#10 Dec 11, 2009
There are several agencies and organizations that help various counties. Mac's Toy Fund has always been promoted by Register-Herald; which is, after all, based in Raleigh County. There are Toys for Tots and New Haven Project in Fayette County. Does the Fayette Tribune still exist? Not being snide....I just don't know.
crybaby

Oak Hill, WV

#11 Dec 13, 2009
omgz! how dare the charity only distribute the toys and coats to the families and kids in need in the county that the fund has been held in for the last 79 years. absolutely ridiculous.

wow, if your friend is in need that bad, then i agree, give your donations to her. i'm sure fayette county has something similar though.
CITIZEN

Lewisburg, WV

#12 Dec 14, 2009
the hell with giving to raleigh county only. they act like they are the only ones in need. while the rest of the counties get shit..
Obama

Upper Marlboro, MD

#13 Dec 14, 2009
There is a similar thing in Fayette County. As the previous poster said, the New Haven Project. There was a picture in today's liberal paper - The register-herald - about that and all the stuff they gave out.
informed citizen

Mount Hope, WV

#14 Dec 14, 2009
Here's a story about the "Fayette" County toy fund started by "Angelo and Kathryn Lancianese, who were inspired by the Beckley Newspapers’ Mac’s Toy Fund."

http://www.register-herald.com/local/local_st...

Here's some history on Mac's Toy Fund - now in it's 79th year.

"Mac’s Toy Fund was started by former Beckley Post-Herald editor Ted McDowell during the Great Depression as a program to provide toys at Christmas for children of underprivileged families."

During those years, other Raleigh County organizations have joined the effort -- so stop bellyaching about what some other county has & start working on a project in your county.

"Lancianese said at least $20,000 is needed to operate the toy fund each year, although she says that goal is never met."

so it's not too late to give to the Fayette County effort.
Two Cents

Beckley, WV

#15 Dec 14, 2009
People love to buy for needy kids at Christmas. If someone would organize it, I'm sure people in Raleigh County would be happy to support giving toys to needy kids in neighboring counties.
I'm very proud of people around here who want to make sure the poorest kids in this county have a Christmas. I'm sure they wouldn't discriminate against other kids if given a chance to help.
Two Cents

Beckley, WV

#16 Dec 14, 2009
And Register-Herald should get behind and fully support toy funds in ANY county where they distribute a paper.
quit the paper

Lewisburg, WV

#17 Dec 14, 2009
everybody in other countys except raleigh should quit buying and subscribing to the beckley paper over this shit
Macs is a joke

Mckeesport, PA

#18 Dec 15, 2009
I tried to go to it last year. There was nothing but a bunch of skanky looking people carrying out trashbag after trashbag filled with used, unwrapped toys. They're supposed to start at 8:00 AM but when I got there they had already let the hoardes in. Ten people could get in on one ticket. It was ridiculously disorganized. It was a first come, first serve basis and those who came first could take as much as they wanted. Nothing looked to be new, so I have to wonder what exactly goes with the tens of thousands of dollars in donations they receive each year. My personal opinion is that they should box up equal amounts of boys & girls toys and dole them out accordingly.
G-fed

Upper Marlboro, MD

#19 Dec 15, 2009
Since we are on food stamps and such, we recieved 2 tickets to Macs Toy Extravaganza. However, we are returning the tickets to DHHR in hopes somebody else can use them who is less fortunate. Even though some of the toys may looked used, it could be the only stuff some kids get.
I HATE CROOKS

Lewisburg, WV

#20 Dec 15, 2009
YOU GO GET USED TOYS AND A BUNCH OF JUNKIE CLOTHES. ALL THAT HAVE BEEN USED AND WORE OUT. MY MAIN QUESTION WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO FOR THAT THEY ARE COLLECTING IN THERE POCKETS.... ITS A MONEY RACKET THEY GET THE CASH THE PEOPLE GET THE JUNK.. I WOULDNT DONATE THEM ONE RED CENT..

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