Plans underway for Christmas Hampers Program in Kingston and Greenwood



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Organizers of the Christmas Hampers Program in the Kingston and Greenwood area want to help more than 100 families this year but need a little help. A community toy drive will take place Friday, Dec. 2, 6-8 p.m., during the Santa Comes to Kingston celebration at the Credit Union Centre. A stuff-a-truck toy drive will take place Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Superstore parking lot from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the Shoppers Drug Mart parking lot from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. facility behind a strip mall was set on fire. The fire was eventually extinguished after several storage units were destroyed. Police said the fire was determined to be arson, and investigators believe two people were involved in setting the fire. During the last two months, police have followed the information they gained through the investigation but could not identify those involved. Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call Annapolis District RCMP at 902665-4481 or tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477. Toys or monetary donations can be dropped off to the village offices in Kingston and Greenwood until Dec. 9. The Kingston office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday while the Greenwood office is open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday. New, unwrapped toys can also be donated at OK Tire and Exit Realty. Applications for Christmas Hampers are available at Greenwood Sobeys and Kingston Pharmasave until Nov. 30.