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Friday, December 7, 2012

Toy donations needed for children at Bailey's Elementary School

Bailey's Elementary School needs your help. The PTA is asking people of the community to chip in and provide holiday assistance to the school’s needy children.

Bailey’s is the largest elementary school in Fairfax County—and possibly the state of Virginia—with approximately 1,300 students, including about 300 homeless children and 800 who qualify for free or reduced-price meals. In the past, Bailey’s PTA has been fortunate to partner with Toys for Tots to provide assistance to 130 to 150 families during the holidays but that foundation is overburdened and cannot give the school any toys this year.

The PTA is still hoping to help 75 of the neediest families and is asking people to drop off new,  unwrapped toys, grocery cards, or gift cards in any denomination. Monetary donations are also accepted. Donations may be dropped off at the Bailey’s front office at 6111 Knollwood Drive in Falls Church by Dec. 12. For more information, contact PTA President Trisch Aust, 703/946-7634.

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