Friday, December 25, 2009

Successful Year for Toys for Tots in St. George

Once again Rick Massey surpassed his own goals for Toys for Tots.  Several members of the Detachment spent countless hours delivering and placing TFT boxes, collecting toys, manning stations and greeting people in front of three local WalMart stores, using donated money to pre-shop for toys, driving to various locations to pick up and/or unload toy donations by various organizations, sorting and wrapping gifts at the Dixie Center and serving and clean-up at the Elks Lodge for the "Shop With a Cop" experience for local children.  There was also a dinner held at the Elks Lodge to present toys to handicapped kids.  We partner with Coins for Kids who have streamlined the process of delivery of toys, but we still have Santa Mike who assists with delivery of toys to several special needs cases.

Check out the article in The Spectrum on Christmas Day on one special delivery in which our Detachment participated.

All in all, an outstanding result for the 2009 Toys for Tots program in Southern Utah. Congratulations to all, with special thanks to Rick for his incredible energy for this program.