Thank you one final time to all of our 2019 VIP sponsors, volunteers, and supporters from last year's Toys for Tots Candlewood Lake event!! I wish I could give a brief, humorous overview of the last 11 months and say that everyone has had a great year and we were on track for another fantastic event... I do sincerely hope that you and yours have been happy, healthy, and enduring a difficult time as best we can. Unfortunately, the buzzsaw that has been 2020 has struck again, and despite our best efforts there will be no Toys for Tots event this season due to COVID-19 closures. While we are very disappointed about the party, we also know that Christmas still comes for many of those less fortunate and many kids may not quite understand the global pandemic that has disrupted their schools, lives, and the entire world around them - including our little event. For this reason, we've decided to push forward as best we can and have organized a few opportunities to support these kids at Christmas time.
1. There will be a virtual auction held after Thanksgiving that I hope you will share with all friends and family virtually. Fantastic vacations, exclusive sports memorabilia, luxury fashion items, and rare whiskey and wines will be featured. I hope you can take a minute to take a look and treat yourselves to something nice this holiday season, all proceeds going to the Toys for Tots organization. Anyone that would like to donate a gift basket or any other item for the virtual auction - please contact me!! http://one.bidpal.net/toys4tots/welcome
2. I am in the process of securing a location for a drive through toy drop off which will be held in early December. I will forward details to this group as well as update the Facebook invite:
3. DONATIONS - this year has been especially difficult for those working the front lines of our small businesses, schools, and hospitals and there will be even more people looking for a little extra support this Christmas season than ever before, with fewer opportunities to fundraise and collect toys. Please consider supporting the organization's efforts with any size donation. There is a link to donate on our homepage.
Thank you in advance for your continued support, and I hope to see you again next year!
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and joyous holiday season.