Toy drive needs help of children, parents

Toys to Share Joy, a collection effort that donates gifts to hundreds of less fortunate families in Howell, is seeking resident children for help in this year’s collection drive.

Children age 10 and over are asked to circulate fliers requesting new, unwrapped toys to homes around their neighborhoods on or before Nov. 29. The fliers request that the toys be left on the respective home’s front porch or steps on Dec. 3 or 4 at 2 p.m.

Howell’s little elves are then asked to pick up the gifts and drop them off at Affiliated Foot & Ankle Center, 4645 Route 9 north, Howell, by Dec. 8. Parents are encouraged to accompany their children.

Email or call 732-682-4257 to request the fliers or for further information about the program. For more information about the Toys to Share Joy collection efforts, visit