The Salvation Army Forgotten Angel Toy Drive concluded last week and I am happy to announce we beat our toy count from last year by…
In 2012 we donated 96 toys, and this year we were able to contribute 198 toys!! That is simply fantastic.
Keshmi, Matt, Courtney and I all took a trip to Wal-Mart to shop for the toys with over $1500 worth of contributions. We coursed our way through the toy isles while Courtney kept track of the count and the budget. It took us 4 full shopping carts and a bunch of reorganizing in our cars, but we got it done in just under 3 hours! This was a great team bonding and volunteering experience. Thank you again to Keshmi, Matt and Courtney for joining on the toy shopping spree experience!
Keshmi and I brought the toys back to the office for our “photo op” before loading them all back up to drop off at Distribution Center in Concord, where the volunteer Toy & Joy event was going to take place. The warehouse was full of toys and we were looking forward to coming back to volunteer. The main distribution day was Wednesday the 18th (during our holiday lunch, tacky sweater contest and white elephant gift exchange), but the Salvation Army informed they were still in need of additional hands on the 19th for any overflow families. Unfortunately our volunteer day fell short as the majority of families picked up their toys the day before. I would still like to thank Keshmi, Jonathan, Matt, Teri, Ivy and Isabel who signed up to volunteer.
A big THANK YOU to all who donated toys and contributed virtually and for vCom who matched our contributions. So many children benefited from our efforts. Way to go Team vCom!