Local Company Donates $1,000 to 2013 Toy For Joy Campaign

Agawam-based Braman Termite and Pest Elimination supports the 91st annual Toy for Joy campaign

Braman Termite and Pest Elimination, a leading provider of pest management services in southern New England since 1890, today announced a $1,000 contribution to the 91st Toy for Joy campaign sponsored by The Republican and the Salvation Army with the help of campaign partner Hasbro of East Longmeadow, Mass. As of Tuesday, December 17, 2013 reports indicated that the campaign was $106,000 short of the $150,000 goal.

“Braman is proud to be able to give back to the community that has helped us grow since 1890,” said Jerry Lazarus, third-generation owner of Braman Termite and Pest Elimination. “Toy for Joy is such a deserving organization and we hope that community members will join us and donate what they can for a worthy cause.”

The Toy for Joy fund, now in its 91st year, will provide a toy, game and book sorted to be age and gender appropriate for over 3,000 local families in need this holiday season. To make a contribution to the Toy for Joy fund, write: Toy for Joy, P.O. Box 3007, Springfield, Mass. 01102. Contributions may also be dropped off with the coupon to The Republican, 1860 Main St., Springfield, weekdays between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. through December 24, 2013.

Toy registration

Here are the times for families to register at Salvation Army sites for the 91st annual Toy for Joy campaign. Registration has closed in Springfield, Greenfield, Westfield and the Hilltowns.


Holyoke Citadel: 271 Appleton St., Holyoke; Dec. 9-20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; for info, call (413) 532-6312; serves Holyoke, South Hadley, Granby

Required documentation:

Participants must bring the following documents: Photo ID for head of household; proof of address (within the last 30 days); MassHealth cards or other identifying information for any child age 16 or younger; and birth certificates (or passports) for any child age 16 and younger.

For more information, call 733-1518.