County Council


Prince George's County, Maryland

COUNCIL MEMBER KAREN R. TOLES PARTNERS WITH LOCAL NON-PROFIT TO PROVIDE HOLIDAY TOYS FOR DISTRICT 7 CHILDREN


For Immediate Release: 12/19/2013 12:00 AM

Contact: Angela Rouson 301.952.7484 CouncilMedia@co.pg.md.us

Prince George’s County Council Member Karen R. Toles (D) - District 7, and Men Aiming Higher Inc., a local non-profit organization, are partnering to provide toys to District 7 children during the holiday season. The “District 7 Toys for Tots Giveaway” is scheduled for Friday, December 20, 2013. Council Member Toles and representatives from Men Aiming Higher, Inc. will visit Suitland Elementary, Seat Pleasant Elementary and  Hillcrest Heights Elementary schools to distribute toys to children in need.
 
Council Member Toles says she is pleased to partner with Men Aiming Higher to bring the “Toys for Tots” Giveaway to District 7 for the third consecutive year.
 
“I am excited for the opportunity to partner with Men Aiming Higher again this holiday season,” said Council Member Toles.  “For many families, the holidays can be financially challenging, so it is important for us to come together as a community in support of those who may need a little help.  We love seeing the smiles on the children’s faces and their excitement to receive something extra during the holidays.” 
 
According to their stated mission, Men Aiming Higher, Inc. was created in 2009 with the mission to successfully mobilize at-risk young men between the crucial ages of 16 to 19, strategizing them through educational tutoring, leadership training, mentoring programs and community service projects.  
 
 
WHO:       
 
Council Member Karen R. Toles (D) – District 7
Men Aiming Higher, Inc.
 
WHAT:                  
 
District 7 Toys for Tots Giveaway
 
WHEN:                 
 
Friday, December 20, 2013
 
WHERE:             
 
Suitland Elementary School
4650 Homer Avenue
Suitland, Maryland 20746
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
 
Seat Pleasant Elementary School  
6411 G Street
Capitol Heights, Maryland 20743     
 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
 
Hillcrest Heights Elementary School
4305 22nd Place
Temple Hills, Maryland  
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
 
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