VAN WERT — The Van Wert Community Club donated stockings filled with gifts for all 50 of the youth in a group home and foster care at The Marsh Foundation.
The stockings included slippers, toys, candy and movie passes for the children. Club members Leilonnee Taylor and Deb Pearson delivered the items to The Marsh Foundation last week.
“The Marsh does so much for the community, and we see the kids out in the community giving back, so we wanted to be able to do something for them,” said Taylor, the organization’s current president.
Dawn Berryman, marketing and public relations specialist for The Marsh Foundation, said the gifts are being kept until Christmas morning for the youth.
“These stockings and gifts will put a lot of smiles on the kids’ faces on Christmas morning, we’re sure of it,” Berryman said. “We really appreciate everything that the club does for the community and especially this very kind donation.”
The Van Wert Community Club is a non-profit service organization made up of volunteers who donate their time to support activities, fellowship and goodwill in Van Wert and the surrounding area. You can learn more about the club at its website, vwcclub.org.
The Marsh Foundation’s group homes are licensed for up to 30 children ages 7 to 17 and offers an on-campus school for grades 2 through 12. It provides a variety of clinical services to group home residents, foster children and community members.