LAURINBURG — The management of a pair of apartment complexes is collecting donations for two causes this holiday season.
The Blues Farm Estates and Plaza Terrace Apartments are holding a toy drive for Toys for Tots and a supply drive for the Scotland County Humane Society through Thursday, and community members are encouraged to contribute.
Boxes for donations will be available in the office, located at 1503 E. Terrace Circle.
“We’re going to take the donations to the shelters on (Friday),” said leasing consultant Gwen Ward. “We welcome anyone that wants to come by and drop off donations.”
The humane society is in need of bleach, dish detergent, paper towels, blankets, animal food, chew toys and other items necessary for animals and animal care.
Toys for Tots is gathering new, unwrapped children’s toys. Both organizations also accept monetary donations.
“We’ve donated to the humane society for the past two or three years,” Ward said. “We’ve done pretty well — we donated at least $100 or more worth of items last year.”
The office staff even donate their own money and items to the cause.
“We usually go out with our own money and spend it on donations,” she said.
This is the first year Toys for Tots is in Scotland County, making it the first time the complex has decided to donate to them.
“We decided to donate to Toys for Tots because kids need toys too, all over the world, no one wants a heart broken child during Christmas,” said Ward. “We just wanted to be kind to the area.”
The office has received one donation so far and hope to bring in a generous amount this year.
“People should donate because it’s for a good cause and it helps out the community,” she said. “We hope to bring in some good donations this year.”
Blues Farm Estates and Plaza Terrace Apartments can be reached at 910-276-1103.
Abby Hackmann can be reached at 910-506-3171.