Saturday, February 14, 2009
Feeling the love
Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!
This morning was the second and final toy collection at the toy library. When I collected the booty this afternoon, it completely filled our station wagon. If each individual toy went to a different child, our little toy drive will be able to bring smiles to more than 50 kids! Even more amazing is when you add ours to the greater pile being collected and shipped over. "Play To Heal" (our organizing partner) collected so many toys in the first 4 days of its 7 day drive that they have had to ask people to stop giving! They already have FIVE TONS of toys, and that doesn't include the collections from smaller organizations (like us) to whom they have given the green light. And this is just one toy drive from one large(-ish) organization in one part of Australia. Imagine the overall response around the country. I know it will never replace what the fire victims have lost or displace the horrible images they have seen, but the outpouring of support is overwhelming.
I am so proud to have been a part of it.