Demere Nesmith, dealer principal of NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC in Claxton, announced recently that the company is launching a 15-day “Facebook FunRaiser - The Great Toy Giveaway” to benefit Toys For Tots, Backus Children’s Hospital and Salvation Army. Through Dec. 15, NeSmith will donate a toy for every new person that “likes” their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/nesmithchevroletclaxton.
NeSmith’s goal is to donate more than 3,500 toys through the effort. The dealership will host a celebratory event from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17 at 7334 Highway 280 West in Claxton to distribute the toys to each organization.
Demere NeSmith said she created the “funraiser” to give the community an opportunity to reach out and give toys to children in need this Christmas.
“When we contacted these organizations, we discovered an overwhelming need for toys for children throughout Southeast Georgia,” she said. “We typically adopt families to support each year but decided to increase our commitment and serve as many children as we possibly could this year. We’re creating something here that everyone in the community can be a part of.”
Toys for Tots donations will be distributed on Fort Stewart, Liberty, Long, Tattnall, Bulloch, Screven, Emanuel, Candler and Truetlen counties. Backus Children’s Hospital needs toy donations for children receiving treatments. Salvation Army is also in need of thousands of toys for children in Savannah and surrounding counties.