After the sudden closure of Lindsey's Family Restaurant in Wareham, one local business is hoping you'll buy an extra toy or make a donation for the families affected by this loss.

While we all know the former Lindsey's workers weren't thrilled with their new employment status, Besse's Custom Creations is still hoping to make the season bright for these local families.

Owners Ron and Erin Besse have adopted local families in the past and helped them make the holidays a little brighter. But this season they are focusing on the needs of everyone shocked by the Lindsey's closing so close to the holidays.

And you can help.

Now through Thursday, Dec. 15, Besse's Custom Creations is collecting both new unwrapped toys or cash donations to ensure that former Lindsey's employees can keep the holiday spirit up for themselves and their kids as they search for new jobs.

Donations can be dropped off at both their storefront in Wareham and the seasonal shop outside of Edaville, plus anyone can call the store or reach out via Facebook to learn more ways to help out.

Holiday bonus for those who do choose to donate: The Besses will get you entered into two amazing drawings for your family. 

One is an Edaville Experience that includes a four-pack of gold tickets for admission to the Christmas Festival of Lights event along with rides and trains; Edaville merchandise such as a hoodie and T-shirt per family member; plus a $100 food voucher to grab dinner inside the park.

The other is a $500 shopping spree to the Edaville Besse's gift shop location.

Truly an amazing return on doing good for families in our community.

Toys for all age groups are being sought and the donations that don't make it to a former Lindsey's employee and their family will go right to charities providing for children all across Southeastern Massachusetts.


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