6th Annual “Play It Forward” Returns To Levis Commons

Cousino Restoration successfully ran their sixth annual Play it Forward used toy drive on Saturday, January 9, 2016, at Levis Commons.

The Play it Forward toy drive collects and recycles outgrown toys for underprivileged children. Toys are sorted by age group and category, then washed and properly cleaned to remove any bacteria. Cousino Restoration provides the people and equipment to help collect, transport, store and clean and sanitize all of the toys.

This year, three 40-foot box trucks were filled between 12:00 and 4:00 PM Saturday. Cousino Restoration will clean, sanitize and sort these before distributing among different children’s organizations.

Over the years, sanitized donated items have been delivered to organizations such as Mom’s House, Family House, and the Aurora House, as well as to families that live in LMHA Housing and children active in the Lucas County Children Services program.

If you have used toys that you’d like to donate, but you didn’t get the chance to come out to Levis Commons Saturday, you can drop off your toys at Cousino Restoration in the next few weeks at 26901 Eckel Rd. between 7:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. on weekdays. There is also a need for volunteers to help sort and clean the toys before they are delivered. This is a great opportunity for students, churches, service groups or anyone looking to donate time to a worthy cause.