Balboa Elks news:
It’s that time of the year again where our yearly Christmas Drives become active again.
The US Marines from the American Embassy are doing their Toys For Tots Drive again this year.
We will have their box set up in the club reading room and their deadline will be Friday the 19th of December. They are requesting toys for between child and teenage for the orphanage they sponsor.
Also nothing electrical or battery operated and not gifted wrapped.
Woody Dejernette’s Christmas Drive is going to El Barnisal de Calobre in the Veraguas Province this year. His cutoff date is also Friday, 19 December as they are heading up on the 20th.
He is requesting toys, clothing for children, shoes, and including monetary donation which can be placed in an envelope with his name on the envelope and left behind the bar.
Again, no electrical or battery operated toys or other items. There will be a poster board on the wall of the club room with a box for the donations. There will be about 60 infants in the 1 to 4 year old range, and 110 children from 5 to 13 years old.
The monetary donation will allow Woody to purchase clothing and other items as they see what has been donated.
Ginny Ann Jackson also has a Christmas Drive going for the Malombo Orphanage out in Chorrera.
A box will be set up for toys and clothing for orphans.