Thursday, December 15, 2011

Thankful Thursday - Toys for Tots


Can't believe a whole week has flown by and another Thursday is here! Maybe it is harder to believe that I have not blogged in a whole week after blogging every day for a month!

Anyway...this week I am thankful for organizations like Toys for Tots. Last weekend I had the opportunity to participate in a service project helping prepare gift bags for needy children. To be honest, I did not know too much about the organization, but what better way to learn more about it - than spend  a morning doing service for them! I met some really great people, learned more about the organization Volunteer Fairfax, and most importantly learned about Toys for Tots goal (which I love)...
The primary goal of the Foundation is the same as that of the overall Toys for Tots Program: i.e. –  to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them into becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. 

What's not to love... an organization that helps to make a happy Christmas for those children who may otherwise have not received anything. I know, I know... the holidays are not all about the toys, but for some kids this may be all that they have...

I did learn that there are MANY generous people out there. A lot of the donations that we unpacked and sorted were for children ages 0-11...not too many things for the teenage children. I guess we forget that teenagers appreciate fun things too. So..if you are thinking about making a donation this holiday season, consider donating something for a teen boy or girl and give to Toys for Tots.


Lots of Toys to Choose From

Bike Donations
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

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