Prestera Center's Mattie V. Lee Renaissance program is in need of new toys for the 20 children, aged newborn to 12 years, living with their mothers at the Mattie V. Lee home while they undergo treatment in the long-term residential addictions recovery program, according to a press release by Prestera.
Children at the home typically live in extreme poverty, as household incomes are less than $5,000 a year on average, leaving nothing left over to buy presents for the children.
"Each year, the Mattie V Lee program seeks to imprint a memory in the children of overwhelming holiday joy brought by a community of caring people who give generously," the release said. "Join us in helping the children remember the year that Santa cared about them!"
A new toy, or a monetary donation, can be dropped off at the Mattie V. Lee home at 810 Donnally St. in Charleston.
For more information, contact Lisa Shepard at 304-344-1829.