In addition to the toys seen here being taken to Toys for Tots, we also had a clothing and food drive.
All told approximately $1700 in donations this year to help the many families in our community in need of help.
A special thank you to Br. Lenny Perkins for picking up the donations and delivering them to the drop off centers before the Christmas Holiday.
On August 8th members of the Derry Public Library and St. Mark’s Lodge participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new children’s space at the library which was donated by the Lodge.
The children’s space includes items such as kitchen, puppet theater and a costume chest for kids to enjoy and the area is ringed with bookshelves full of books to encourage reading as well.
Pictured above from left are Library Director Cara Barlow, Children’s Librarian Nicole Giroux, Lodge Members, Al Lamson, Allan Virr, Joseph Rubin, George Chapman, and Harry Moore.
(photo via Nutfield News)
Last night at our Stated Communication it was announced that St. Mark’s Lodge had received a Certificate of Appreciation for our support of the Toys for Tots program in 2013.
Many thanks to all those that dropped off donations, got the word out, and helped to make the holidays a little nicer for those that need the help.