The foundation will hold its annual shopping day for the Toy Store Christmas toy program this Thursday for those approved to receive help. Executive Director Gary Caveness said they have nearly 600 families signed up for this year's program which represent around 2,000 children who will receive Christmas presents through the effort.
Fundraising for the project is at approximately two-thirds of the planned budget and Caveness said they are depending on the community to come together and help them reach the goal.
“We're in desperate need for that last third,” he said.
The director said they're blessed to live in a community that believes in supporting their efforts to help others and he hopes everyone will consider donating to the effort. He also asks for prayers as they enter the final stretch of this year's effort.
“I want to remind everyone to pray for the success of this year's Toy Store,” he said.
For more information on the Lighthouse Foundation and the Toy Store, call them at 662-286-0091. Donations may also be mailed to Lighthouse Foundation Toy Store, P.O. Box 2121, Corinth, MS 38835.