Chamber party collects toys for the needy in the Valley

Alexis Tomczak and Amanda Ryzicka of the Young Emerging Professionals group, above, organize the new, unwrapped gifts being donated by attendees at the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday party at the Hilton Garden Inn in Shelton.

The collected toys will be given to TEAM Inc.’s Toys 4 Kids drive and then distributed to youngsters in the Lower Naugatuck Valley.

The chamber’s Dec. 5 event featured food, drinks, live music and networking.

TEAM Inc. is an anti-poverty agency serving Shelton, Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Milford, Orange, Oxford, Seymour and Woodbridge.