Friday, November 30, 2007

Toy donations slow as holidays approach

Toy donations slow as holidays approach: "As the holiday season gets under way, Austin-area toy donations have been slowed by bad weather, a sluggish economy and product recalls, according to nonprofit groups that specialize in helping needy families this time of year. Dogged by miserable weather Saturday, the city's largest one-day toy drive, the Chuy's Children Giving to Children Parade, was a near-bust, drawing donations of about 2,400 toys. Last year's event drew about 42,000 toys, assistant parade director Brooke Cox said."

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