Last week’s response to Clinton Township’s participation in a Toys For Tots campaign and a drive-through food collection has exceeded expectations.
At one point, during the Toys For Tots challenge with Mount Clemens, toy donations filled an entire meeting room at Township Fire Station #4. Combined, Township fire and police departments collected more than a thousand toys. The final tally was comparable to the amount collected in Mount Clemens, but actual numbers are not available.
“The bottom line is that children who might not receive a Christmas gift, will get one, and that is what matters most,” said Township Supervisor Bob Cannon. “I’ve been encouraged during this past week. Driving around, it appears to me that there are more Christmas light displays on homes, and I’ve seen a greater response to the charities that help people in need,” he said.
All last week, residents dropped off food donations at the Township Civic Center. Last Friday, Parks & Recreation Department staff loaded two dozen recycling bins, filled with food, into a van for delivery to the Macomb Food Program, where staff will distribute it to those in need.
Cannon is grateful for the tremendous response to the Toys For Tots contest and the Township’s Drive-Thru Food Drive. “Despite all the gloom with the pandemic, there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel. No matter what, some things can’t dampen the Christmas spirit,” he said.