CLASP annual Toy Store Dec. 9; volunteers welcome
Monday, 23 October 2017 15:11

CLASP's annual Toy Store will be Saturday, Dec. 9,  from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, at Pulaski County Human Services (PCHS), on the corner of Pearl and Logan streets, Winamac.

Anyone who would like to volunteer the day of the Toy Store and Gift Distribution is welcome to do so. Contact Human Services by calling 946-6500 or email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Registration to receive toys, food and clothing is now underway at Pulaski County Human Services, 115 W. Pearl St., Winamac.

Organizations and individuals wishing to donate toys or food, or purchase clothing - or those who wish to volunteer - should call 946-6500 and ask for Linda or Jacki.

As its name implies, CLASP (Coordinated Local Assistance Service Project) is an organized effort of several local service agencies to provide coordination among those individuals and groups sponsoring holiday assistance projects. CLASP maintains a comprehensive list of families in need, and thus provides a means to avoid duplication or omission. Partners in the program include area churches, service organizations, school groups, law enforcement, businesses and individuals.

Participation in Toy Store is for income-eligible individuals and families who have completed application forms. For those needing assistance, application forms are available at the Human Services sites at 115 W. Pearl St., Winamac; or at 510 E. Main St., Medaryville. This project is for residents of Pulaski County, regardless of where children go to school.

All gift and toy donations for the annual Toy Store should be delivered to PCHS by Dec. 1.

CLASP coordinators will also be collecting food items to place in its holiday food boxes, which will be distributed Dec. 4-8. For those wishing to donate for the food baskets, the following is a list of items needed: boxed potato flakes, canned cranberry sauce, canned vegetables, dinner rolls, butter/margarine, hams/beef roast, cake mix, canned frosting, apple sauce. Food donations should be delivered to PCHS by Dec. 1.

Food items are also always needed for the community Food Pantry overseen by PCHS. Donations of new clothing items are also accepted at the holiday season.

All items for CLASP should be delivered to PCHS located at 115 W. Pearl St. Winamac. Please call ahead 946-6501 to let staff know when you are coming to drop off items.

Anyone not able to pick up items on the Toy Store day must call and make arrangements to pick up with PCHS.

For information call 946-6500 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it