Help brighten a local child's Christmas with MetaBank toy drive

Friday, November 30, 2012
MetaBank employees Brad Reichter, Tracee Dierenfield, Angie Reinert and Jon Wilcke display toys donated by generous area residents for the bank's Christmas toy drive. Toys donated at various Storm Lake locations will go to needy BV County children. / Photo by Ashley Miller

This holiday season, MetaBank employees are making sure every child in Buena Vista County receives a Christmas gift.

Through Dec. 15, toys and monetary donations will be accepted at locations around Storm Lake, including MetaBank's two locations on E. 5th Street and Lake Avenue, BV Stationery and Printing, Bomgaars, the Pilot-Tribune, Earthings and the Sugar Bowl.

"We just want kids to be happier this year," said Ron Thomas, MetaBank Vice President. "We are just trying to take care of our local kids."

Although MetaBank has done Adopt-a-Family in the past, the toy drive is a new endeavor for the bank this year, who would be open to teaming up with Toys for Tots in the future.

Gifts will be distributed locally through Upper Des Moines Opportunity and the Department of Human Services. Items for all age ranges are welcome, including toddlers, grade school and pre-teen/teen.