The Buxton Toy Box Committee was established in 1995 as an organized effort to donate toys and other items to needy children. Prior to 1995 other groups and organizations would assist local families, but it was difficult to identify these families and provide them with their needs. Since the creation of the Buxton Toy Box, these groups contact and support the Buxton Toy Box. The program has become a clearing house to help members of the town. Although the fund is a year-round program, its main event is the holiday season. During the holiday season families can apply to receive assistance from the Buxton Toy Box.
The Toy Box accepts anything new. Children love toys, clothes, furniture, sporting goods, books, art supplies, bedding, games and school supplies. Bicycles, dollhouses and basketball hoops are all part of the fun. Many residents assist by knitting hats and mittens throughout the year and donate to the Toy Box. All funds and gifts that are donated to the program are given to Buxton children. No money is allocated through tax dollars. Many children have had a brighter Christmas through the generous contributions to this very worthy program.
The Toy Box Committee is composed of Mia B. Dodge, Chair, and Carolyn A. Snell. Many volunteers each year serve under the guidance of Mia Dodge. Hats off to Mia and her loyal elves who serve the community each holiday season.
Application Questions, please contact Jane Wendelken at 207-929-4087
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON VOLUNTEERING, PLEASE CONTACT Mia Dodge at 207-807-8816 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Mia B. Dodge
Carolyn A. Snell