Local restaurant hosting toy drive

NASHUA – Christopher’s Subs & Pizza will host a toy drive in collaboration with Recycled Percussion’s efforts to collect presents for children in need during the holiday season.

Recycled Percussion is a “junk rock” band from Manchester. Members focus on creating a more positive environment by making a difference within communities across the country.

“When the chaotic world of a rock and roll band meets kindness, incredible things happen,” the band notes on its website.

According to their website, in December 2017, the band set out on a mission with the goal of making a difference for children that holiday season.

“The goal was created to positively impact more than 5,000 children during the holiday season by placing toys directly in their hands,” the website adds.

Night shift lead manager at Christopher’s Subs & Pizza Deanna Pelletier said she saw Recycled Percussion’s efforts last year and wanted to get involved.

“I saw how massive it was and how many families they were able to help out, and I wanted to be a part of it,” Pelletier said. “I actually messaged Recycled Percussion over Facebook and within an hour, they got in touch. Then eventually, we received a box to collect donations.”

Pelletier said she will be collecting donations for as long as Recycled Percussion allows.

“I wanted to do something that would bring the community together. We have been here in Nashua for a while. I want to give to our children,” Pelletier said.

Store employee Tyler Tufts said they are trying to reach out and do something for someone else, especially children. She said they have not set an actual goal for how many toys they hope to receive, but are working on getting another empty box to accept more.

The box is located on the counter in front of the main door. The group asks that all toys remain unwrapped. Toys that are dropped off at the shop will be collected by the Recycled Percussion team and then will be redistributed.

The shop is located at 264 Main Dunstable Road in Nashua.

Grace Pecci can be reached at 594-1243, or at gpecci@nashuatelegraph.com.