Gateway Chapter IPMS Donates $500 to Toys for Tots
ST. LOUIS -- The Gateway Chapter of the International Plastic Modelers' Society (IPMS) donated $500 to the 2019 United States Marine Corps Reserve (USMCR) Toys for Tots campaign in Metropolitan St. Louis. Club President Rick Keasey presented the donation to the USMCR last Tuesday, December 17.
IPMS/Gateway raised the money primarily through a kit raffle held during the IPMS/Gateway Invitational contest, which was held on September 14, 2019 at the Holiday Inn St. Louis SW--Route 66 in Sunset Hills, Missouri. Funds were also raised through 50/50 raffles held at several IPMS/Gateway meetings. Half the money raised by these drawings went to the Toys for Tots contribution, while the other half went to the persons holding the winning tickets.
Since 1991, IPMS/Gateway has donated over $6,000 in annual contributions to Toys for Tots. This campaign was created by late club member Allen Chamness, who wanted the club to help needy St. Louis area children have toys for Christmas.
IPMS/Gateway is a club devoted to the hobby of scale modeling and is open to all persons interested in this hobby. The club meets on the third Tuesday night of each month, with the next meeting on January 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm. Meetings are held in Lewis Fellowship Hall of Calvary Presbyterian Church, located at 3400 Lemay Ferry Road in Mehlville, Missouri (south St. Louis County). For additional information, please visit https://sites.google.com/view/ipmsgatewaychapter/home.