Winter Weather Putting The Freeze On Holiday Giving For Needy

Aisin Drivetrain employees and local FFA members stand with some of the new toys ADI employees bought to be a part of this year’s FFA toy drive.

Recent inclement weather, school closings and two-hour delays have resulted in individual contributions being down for this Saturday’s Crothersville FFA Toy & Food Drive distribution.

“The weather has really dealt the drive a blow,” said FFA Advisor Linda Maxie. “Because the school has been closed or delayed because of snow, individual contributions delivered to the school have been almost non-existent.”

She said it is not for lack of effort from local FFA members who have raised money through the craft show, ornament purchases and  class competitions resulting in canned goods being delivered.

“And our corporate citizens are stepping forward with big toy contributions,” she said. “But the extra cash we use to buy additional food for the underprivileged is not coming in.”

Employees of Aisin Drive Train recently purchased a large number of toys and contributed them to the local FFA to distribute.

Maxie said time is running out for residents to contribute. The distribution to area needy begins at 9 a.m. this Saturday.