Toy Drive helps teach responsibility

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CHEYENNE, Wyo- Special Friends of Cheyenne and Wyoming Kinship Advocacy are currently collecting toys and games for ages 6-14. The toys will go to both programs to help local families, single parent homes and youth that are at risk or in need.

City Councilman Richard Johnson says the toys can be new or in good condition. The collection will go in the Special Friends/ Wyoming Kinship Advocacy store where kids can earn "funny money" to purchase the toys. The store teaches responsibility to children in transition for family foster care. By finishing things like chores and homework, the kids will be rewarded with the money where they can eventually purchase a donated toy of their choice.

The following includes a list of items that can be donated:
-Games for youth 4-12
-Building sets and blocks
-Star Wars
-Art supplies and crafts
-Journals
-Kid purses
-Kids crafts dishes
-Pokemon
-Shopkins
-Mr. Potato Head
-Barbie and her stuff
-Fingernail art
-Ninja Turtles
**No makeup or Playdough

Johnson says he hopes to fill the store by January 11. Items can be dropped off at three locations:
-Wyoming Kinship Advocacy: 1328 Talbot Court
-Home Spun Creations: 113 W. 17th St.
-Richard's house: 612 McGovern Ave.