United Way to distribute toy trucks in Ionia and Montcalm counties

By Daily News • Last Updated 9:30 am on Wednesday, December 05, 2012

More than 20 volunteers from Local United Ways and labor unions worked hand in hand to help unload 15,000 toy trucks that will be distributed to children in need throughout Michigan.

This is the 12th year that American Plastic Toys, an American toy manufacturer located in Walled Lake, has donated almost 15,000 toys annually (180,000 total) to the Michigan Association of United Ways for distribution to its networks and an additional 180,000 to the Lions Club.

LyondellBasell donated 12,000 pounds of plastic, American Plastics Toys donated a week’s worth of production time to produce the toys and apply stickers that were donated by Maple Press. E.L. and Hollingsworth of Wixom handled the transportation.

This program is a perfect example of collaboration by the Society of Plastic Engineers and Michigan Association of United Ways.

This holiday season, United Way Montcalm-Ionia Counties will distribute 200 toy trucks to children in the community.

United Way Montcalm-Ionia Counties works to strengthen our community in four focus areas. They include helping children achieve their potential, improving people’s health, building vital and safe neighborhoods and fulfilling basic human needs. It works with its partner agencies and others to identify the community’s most significant needs in these areas and fund programs that address these needs.

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