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Valdosta students collect Christmas toys for needy

December 3, 2002

Valdosta - Boris Stallworth has a big Christmas wish list.

"I want a DVD player, sound system, clothes, and shoes," said Stallworth.

But more importantly, Boris has a special Christmas wish for those less fortunate. "I want to help the people who don't have enough money get just as many toys as everyone else."

J.L. Newbern Middle School Counselor William Hollimon is helping Boris and other middle schoolers help others with the school's first ever toy drive.

"We want to be a beacon in the community and give those children who might not otherwise have a good Christmas a happy holiday," said Hollimon.

The toy drive just started yesterday, and the school's already collected dozens of items. But when the drive ends in two weeks, they hope to have enough toys to give hundreds of Valdosta-area children a Merry Christmas.

"We want toys for the young children, clothes and shoes for the older ones, and anything you can give," said Hollimon.

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The toys collected will be taken to the Mildred Hunter Community Center and distributed throughout the Valdosta community - granting Christmas wishes for hundreds of needy children.

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