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Prince George's Council Member Toles Assists Toy Giveaway

12/18/2012, 2:23 p.m.

Prince George's County Council Member Karen R. Toles (D) - District 7, and Men Aiming Higher, 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," scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 19, marks the second year the partners have worked on the event. They will visit Hillcrest Heights, Overlook and Capitol Heights elementary schools to distribute toys to children and families in need.

Toles said the toy drive will help make the season brighter for children and families.

"I am excited for the opportunity to continue our partnership with Men Aiming Higher to serve our community," he said. "During this holiday season our mission is to touch the lives of District 7 families through the gift of giving."

Men Aiming Higher President Darryl Barnes said his organization is proud to again partner with Toles to make a difference in the lives of young people in District 7.

"We will be providing gifts to disadvantaged children with the hope that it reminds them that there are people who care,' Barnes said, "and also to provide an example of people reaching back to help those less fortunate with that faith that they will do the same someday."

The toys giveaway will be held Wednesday at these locations:

10 a.m. to 11 a.m. -- Hillcrest Heights Elementary, 4305 22nd Place, Temple Hills, MD 20748

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. -- Overlook Elementary, 3298 Curtis Drive, Temple Hills, MD 20748

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. -- Capitol Heights Elementary, 601 Suffolk Avenue, Capitol Heights, MD 20743