Local businesses pair up to collect toys for Angel Tree

Published 11:53 am Friday, December 4, 2015

A pair of local business owners, who just happen to be brother and sister, are partnering up to help make sure all the children in the community have a merry Christmas.
This Saturday, E-Town Pizza and Prints, Pix ‘n Remix will join forces to hold a toy drive to collect items for unadopted children on the Angel Tree. The toy drive will be held at E-Town Pizza from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday.
“We’ve already collected a few toys so I’m really excited,” said Shugg Foster, who owns Prints, Pix ‘n Remix — an online thrift store — along with her husband William. “We are hoping to get the word out about the toy drive so we can get even more donations.
When Foster and her brother, James Worthley who owns E-Town Pizza, decided to do something to help the community, Foster knew just which charity they should support because it was one that had touched her own life.
“When my children were growing up I was a single parent and I had to put my own children on the Angel Tree, so I know how important it is,” Foster said. “I know from my own experience that all the children don’t get adopted and the Salvation Army struggles to provide for the ones that don’t.”
Foster said she first thought about having the businesses adopt an angel but then she realized they could help more than just one child.
“I decided we would go in together and hold a toy drive,” she said. “I know they struggle so much at the end to get things for the children who weren’t adopted.”
Foster and Worthley are asking people to come by E-Town Pizza during the toy drive and bring in a new toy, or more than one toy if they are able to.
“We are going to give everybody that comes by and donates a toy a coupon for a free cheese bites,” Foster said.
E-Town Pizza is located at 1435 W. G St. in Elizabethton. You can find Prints, Pix ‘n Remix online at their website www.printspixnremix.com.

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