Toys for Joy: Donations arrive at the Pocono Record as Giving Tuesday kicks off season

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Giving Tuesday ushered in this year's holiday season of giving.

Last year, people donated nearly $2.5 billion in the united states, according to a report. In Monroe County, numerous Pocono charities partnered with AllOne charities in their fundraising efforts, which were bolstered by donation matches made by AllOne and anonymous donors.

This holiday season, the Pocono Record has partnered with AllOne for our annual Toys for Joy fundraising campaign. The partnership allows the public to make donations online for the first time.

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Donations, which will be accepted through Dec. 24, must be made online, or by check or money order only. No cash can be accepted.

Checks need to be made out to AllOne Charities and mailed to 83 East Union St., Wilkes Barre, PA 18701.

To donate online, go to formstack.io/21E47.

The money raised this month will benefit the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network, the Salvation Army, and Pocono Services for Families and Children.

These organizations work tirelessly to help the Monroe County community. Toys for Joy funds go towards helping needy families in the area give their children a magical Christmas.

As in previous years, donors get their name and donation printed in the paper. From the bottom of my heart, and on behalf of the Record, I thank you for your generous donations to this campaign. Your support truly makes the holiday season bright.

Toys for Joy is the Pocono Record’s annual holiday campaign which benefits three local charities in the Poconos. This year, the Record has partnered with AllOne Charities to gather and distribute those funds.
Toys for Joy is the Pocono Record’s annual holiday campaign which benefits three local charities in the Poconos. This year, the Record has partnered with AllOne Charities to gather and distribute those funds.

Donations as of Dec. 2

Mary Carroll Donahoe- $5

Barbara Hill- $100

Jennifer Rourke- $25

David & Patti Skvoretz- $50

Alison Pittis- $50

Kathleen McIntosh- $200

Current total: $430

Ashley Fontones is the Managing Editor at Pocono Record. Reach her at afontones@poconorecord.com.

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