"People ask what will we do if we get too many toys?" says Michelle Miller of the Salvation Army. "Any remaining toys will be given as birthday gifts throughout the year -- just another opportunity for a child to feel connected and loved."
Vivian Spady and Mary Jo Jacobs expressed thanks to all the remarkable volunteers in our community, including Guru Madeline Peters, who generously hosted the effort at Poet's Corner; Alvin and Friends restaurant, which donated candy canes and a gift card (which was awarded to one of the lucky donors), and Greg at Merry Go Round and Rosa at Educational Tools and Toys, as well as all the volunteers that walked in and called in orders. "Faces glow when people are doing a nice thing,” Mary Jo Jacobs observed. “The volunteers were expert wrappers and had a great time. The turn out was heart-warming and holiday spirit filled Poet's Corner. It was just wonderful."