Sixth Annual Hi-Line Toy Drive To Be Held On October 15th
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and for the last six years, Michael Dytrych, a Cozad native, and his wife Amy and their son Sam, have been putting together the “Hi-Line Toy Run” for the Parent-Child Center located in Lexington.
The Parent-Child Center is a private, non-profit agency that provides comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and physical and/or sexual abuse of children. The Parent-Child Center serves the Dawson and Gosper Counties and surrounding areas in south central Nebraska.
The success of the Parent-Child Center depends heavily upon the support of the community. The center receives federal funding to establish and promote their programs, but additional funds are needed from the community. These generous donations are vital to the center’s continued services for victims of abuse.
Their shelters are always busy with women and children year round. The shelters along with the center are in need of various supplies. One of the needs that the Parent-Child Center is in need of is kitchen furnishings, such as pots, pans, plates and silverware along with cleaning supplies.
The goal of the toy run is to meet some of the needs of the Parent-Child Center along with trying to gather enough toys or donations to provide each child that goes through the program a toy for Christmas. “We couldn’t do this each year if it wasn’t for the caring people that donate and support the run”.
The Toy Run will start at the Darn Small Pub on October 15th, 2016, leaving at 11 a.m. with stops including Tractor Supply Company in Cozad, Hanger 22 in Callaway, Tep’s Bar & Grill in Lexington and then back to the Darn Small Pub for a raffle and dinner. Cost to join is $20 for single or $30 for a couple.
Tractor Supply Company in Cozad has set up a box for donations that will be picked up on the day of the run and delivered to the Center. A complete list of supplies they are in need of is on their website at www.dawsoncountyne.net/pcc/.
If you can help with some of the program needs, please contact the Parent-Child Center at (308) 324-2336. If you are interested in joining or donating to the run, please contact Michael Dytrych at (308) 530-4634.