Posted by Dustin on November 24, 2009 at 12:16 PM CST
The Pennsylvania Star Wars Collecting Society, in association with Toy Cave and Steel City Con, is holding its annual Star Wars toy drive to benefit Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion. Garrison Carida encompasses much of the mid-Atlantic region, including Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia. They are a truly service-oriented chapter of the 501st, dedicating the majority of their efforts to helping children. They visit children's hospitals throughout the year where they pose for photos with the patients and hand out Star Wars toys. The toys collected through this drive will be given to the children during these visits.

PSWCS will accept donations until December 12th, 2009. This year we are holding two live collection events. First, look for our booth at Steel City Con on December 4-6 at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, PA. Then on December 12th PSWCS will collect toys at Toy Cave in Carlisle, PA. We're expecting many fully-armored members of Garrison Carida to be on-hand for both events, so bring your cameras!

If you would like to contribute to this toy drive, you can mail your donations to the address below or attend one of the collection events mentioned above. We can accept Star Wars action figures, vehicles, and games. However, Garrison Carida does not hand out role-playing toys or weapons.

We hope you will join PSWCS in supporting this fine organization and their efforts to brighten the days of children who need it most. Help bring a smile to a sick or needy child this holiday season. Take a minute to look around your vast collections and then think of the children who can't make weekly toy runs, or even afford a few new toys because of medical bills. Its amazing what even a few small toys can do to the spirit of a child stuck in the hospital! So if you can, please donate! Thank you for the support!

If you have any questions, send them to cable@pswcs.com. Please mail your donations to:

Garrison Carida Toy Drive
c/o Andy Loney @ Toy Cave
147 N. Hanover St.
Carlisle, PA 17013
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