MINER -- This time of year many of us find ourselves scurrying around, trying to find that popular toy that is high in demand for our young loved ones. Whether it's the new Elmo Live Doll or the Nintendo Wii interactive videogame, there is always that one special toy that a child wants to find under the Christmas tree. But this holiday season, some children won't find any toys under the tree.
In an effort to bring holiday magic to disadvantaged children this year, dressbarn is launching its first Toys for Tots Drive from Dec. 8 through Dec. 12. During this time, local dressbarn stores, including the Miner location at Sikeston Factory Outlets, will encourage residents to donate new, unwrapped toys for the cause. To show their heartfelt thanks, the store will give customers who donate a 15 percent coupon off a regular priced item, said Kellie Thiel, district sales manager for the local store.
"We want to spread that holiday cheer to those who are in need, and this initiative really helps us to do that," Thiel said. "For several years, the Toys for Tots program has delivered a message of hope to needy youngsters that motivate them to grow into responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders. We at the Miner dressbarn location are proud that the company has decided to take part in this effort and are so happy to be a part of this great mission this year."
For more information, call dressbarn at (573) 471-7788.