Toys needed for struggling families

12/13/2013, 6 a.m.

One hundred local families will receive toys and gifts on Dec. 21 from Healing Stream Ministries in Lithonia, and the church is seeking donors and sponsors to help with the cause.

The giveaway begins at noon and ends at 4 p.m.

Members of the community can contact the church to place a disadvantaged family with children from infants to 14 years of age on the list for a voucher. The list opens on Dec. 16 and closes on Dec. 19. Vouchers are limited to one per family.

Sponsors are needed for families as well as donations of basketballs, footballs, baseball gloves, and electronic educational toys for toddlers. All items should be new and unwrapped.

The church has many dolls, but its supply of African-American dolls is limited.

Donations can be dropped off at the church, which has a tradition of holiday giving.

The church is at 2470 Bruce St. For donations, sponsorships or to place a family on the list, call 770-728-5372.