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Chelsea’s Toys for Tots & Teens provides gifts for area youth


(Chelsea Update would like to thank Bridget Favre of D&B Strategic Marketing for the information in this story.)

Palmer Auto Service has begun collecting donations of new unwrapped toys for the annual ‘Toys for Tots and Teens’ toy drive during Hometown Holiday.

The smallest gift can mean the world to a child or teen in need.

The toys are taken to Faith in Action in Chelsea and distributed to area children. Each year, Faith in Action collects toys for boys and girls of all ages, especially teens ages 12 and up. Donations of new unwrapped toys or gift cards can be placed under ‘Collection Tree’ at Palmer Auto Service located at 222 South Main St. 

“We are honored to be a part of this Chelsea tradition and to help give back to our neighbors and friends during the Holiday season,” said Bob Mock, owner of Palmer Auto Service.

Suzie Palmer Weber, started the program more than 40 years ago when she reached out to Chelsea Schools, Chelsea Milling Company (Jiffy Mixes) employees, and the surrounding community to help fulfill the needs of local youth during the holidays. Several local businesses, service organizations, and classrooms continue to conduct collection drives as part of the Hometown Holiday Toys for Tots and Teens.

“One of the largest annual drives is from Jiffy Mixes,” Mock said. “The generosity from the Chelsea community is amazing.”

Toy donations will be delivered to Faith in Action at noon on Dec. 16. Toys for Tots and Teens also accepts monetary donations, which the Hometown Holiday committee then uses to purchase gifts.

If you have questions, please phone Stephanie Heim at Palmer Auto Service, (734) 475-1301.

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