‘Toys for Kids’ barrels are ready for donations

VERGENNES — The Vergennes Lions Club, in cooperation with the Marine Corps League, has red “Toys for Kids” collection barrels at Dollar General, Ferrisburgh Bake Shop & Deli, Jackman Fuels, Kinney Drugs, Long Trail Physical Therapy, Porky’s BBQ, and Shear Cuts. Everyone is asked to make a toy donation by dropping off an unwrapped toy in the collection bins to help make needy children have a more fun Christmas.  Some Christmas “fairy” has already dropped off two new bicycles, which will be given to the child … (read more)

A Vergennes distributor is donating thousands of toys

VERGENNES — By the end of this week thousands of children throughout Addison County — and their parents and guardians — will have gotten welcome surprises. Thanks to donations from Vergennes educational toy distributor WowToyz, kids stuck at home due to t … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Stop demonizing candidates for big donations

There is a dangerous false equivalency in our political narrative right now. A number of our current Democratic hopefuls have been sowing seeds of falsity with their supporters that accepting large donations guarantees corruption in the White House and th … (read more)

Video: Junebug’s Cozy Kids

https://youtu.be/DnZHC6b4Fhk MIDDLEBURY — For the past few years, the Middlebury resale shop Junebug has been donating children’s outerwear to local families who couldn’t otherwise afford it. Last year the program, called Cozy Kids, outfitted 120 children … (read more)