Over 60,000 Smiling Faces

December 19, 2014

Making the Season Brighter!

Over the past several weeks, we have encouraged shoppers to drop off unwrapped toys for the local, Toys for Tots initiative. Today, Anthony Montano, a ReStore employee retrieved donations from all ReStores and delivered them to the Toys for Tots distribution warehouse. I suspect this warehouse is similar to what Santa's warehouse looks like, just prior to Christmas! Everywhere you look toys, bikes, games, and stuffed animals piled high.

unnamedunnamed (1) FV Toys for TotsAnthony was so excited to be able to drop off a large collection of items and to experience the energy of busy volunteers sorting, organizing and sharing the joy! This year over 66,000 toys will be distributed in the next few days to local children. These children are not unlike any others however, living in a low-income situation. It's unfortunate that many families must choose between paying rent, purchasing food or buying Christmas presents for their children. Toys for Tots is one organization that has stepped up to the plate to help make Christmas a little bit brighter for these families.

Thank you for all who donated, whether you dropped off at one of our ReStores or dropped off elsewhere - You Made a Difference! 

Happy Holidays!