Toy store owner doing his part for hurricane relief

Published on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 22:31
Written by Skyler Frazer

Staff Writer

NEW BRITAIN -Steve Amato of Amato’s Toy and Hobby is hoping to help raise money for victims of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, and the businessman believes jars of his homemade peach jam will help sweeten the deal.

Amato spent most of Labor Day Weekend preparing 450 jars of his peach jam, which uses peaches he grew in his backyard. Amato does this annually he said, but after Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas coast, he decided to use his jam to benefit those affected by the hurricane. With recent developments of Hurricane Irma, Amato expanded the fundraiser to help victims of both natural disasters.

“I thought this would be a good way to spur people to donate,” Amato said.

For a donation of $5 or more, people will receive a jar of Amato’s peach jam. All of the money raised will go to The Salvation Army’s hurricane relief efforts, and those who donate can specify which hurricane relief fund they would like to support.

Amato’s Toy & Hobby is located at 283 Main St. and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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Posted in New Britain Herald, General News, New Britain on Tuesday, 12 September 2017 22:31. Updated: Tuesday, 12 September 2017 22:33.