WGVA 106.3FM 1240AMMix 98.5101.7 The WallWFLR Finger Lakes Country Classic Hits 99.3The Lake 100.1/104.5 WAUB 96.3FM 1590AM

Auburn Rescue Mission Holding Annual Toy Drive


As people begin to focus on finding the perfect present this holiday season, the Auburn Rescue Mission is once again collecting toys and gifts for those in need.

Speaking with Finger Lakes News Radio, Gary Mann with the nonprofit said the drive is an important part of their mission to support local families.

“I think because we get to focus on the families that are in our program, we get to go a little bit further and give them the biggest and best Christmas possible.,” Mann said. “So, at times, there’ll be literally bags and boxes of stuff for families. And it just kind of builds on what we’ve always been trying to build on here.”

Mann added that gifts don’t need to be toys. He said clothes, toiletries, and blankets are always welcome. The mission gave the following gift ideas for anyone seeking to help: Board Games, Barbies, Superheros, Toiletries, Yard Games, PJs, Pillow & Blanket Sets, Gift Cards, and Hoodies. Gifts are asked to be unwrapped.

Donations will be accepted now through December 20 at two locations in the city:  the Chamber of Commerce (2 State St) from 8:30a-5:00p, and the Auburn Rescue Mission (51 Merriman St) from 8:00a-4:00, Monday through Friday.

Donations can also be dropped off from 5:00-7:30p at Lyons National Bank (311 Grant Ave Rd) on Thursday, November 30, at the Chamber of Commerce’s holiday party.

For more information, you can contact Mann at 315-246-9151.

Get the top stories on your radio 24/7 on Finger Lakes News Radio 96.3 and 1590, WAUB and 106.3 and 1240, WGVA, and on Finger Lakes Country, 96.1/96.9/101.9/1570 WFLR.