Cash Express seeking participation for Christmas fundraiser

Cash Express in Princeton is hosting its fourth annual Shoots and Ladders on Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Community members, local businesses, first responders, and schools are partnering with Cash Express and Pawn to help raise funds and donations for its 17th annual Coat and Toy drive and fourth annual Shoots and Ladders drive.

“Once again, we have the opportunity to be a blessing to someone else,” Cash Express officials said.

Last year, the Caldwell County community raised nearly $2,200 to support families in need during Christmas and winter. Their 2021 goal is $2,500.

The drives aim to provide children with coats during winter and toys as holiday gifts.

In addition to coats and toys, monetary donations are funding additional coat and toy purchases. Nonperishable food items are acceptable as well.

Cash Express has established a competition among the Caldwell County and Lyon County communities. They are seeking participation from first responders, businesses, and community members.

On Saturday, Dec. 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Cash Express in Princeton, located at 311 US 62 W, will have first responder cruisers and fire trucks accepting toys, coats, food, and monetary donations during the Shoots and Ladder drive.

Now until Friday, Dec. 10, Cash Express is hosting its Coat and Toy drive. More than 80 businesses from both counties are participating. Drop boxes and cash jars are available at participating businesses for community donations.

The Caldwell County and Lyon County family resource and youth centers are partners too. They are responsible for accepting new coat donations. The Princeton Police Department is working with communities for toy donations.

Cash Express officials stated donations will be accepted no later than Friday, Dec. 10, to allow time for Christmas delivery. On Wednesday, Dec. 15, Cash Express is ending the coat and toy drive and announcing the Shoots and Ladders winners the following Monday.

For drop-off and donation information, please contact Cash Express at 270-365-1708.