All the participating agencies embark on fundraising to cover the costs; it is a daunting challenge as these agencies are non-profit and do not have any additional money for such a large program! Some of our volunteers will give their own money, in addition to all their time, to help with the program because we always fall short of our needs. That is why we are looking for contributions from the public, so that we can make this a success once again in 2018!
Through the incredible generosity of many who gave, the Toys for Tots program of Chester, Bucks and Montgomery Counties coordinated and distribute over 42,000 toys in a two day span. With the help from countless volunteers, this amazing program has given joy to the lives of many children on Christmas.
Recognition for the Toys for Tots program and how our less fortunate community members show such compassion and charity, even when they have little or nothing, is certainly worth sharing.
The face of a child receiving a gift, priceless!
Crossroads Recovery Center and Stages Arts Initiative are located in West Chester, PA.
"To the Toys for Tots Team in 2018
I remember our very first Toys for Tots in West Chester! I has been a great joy to work with this team - having some stick around for all of the years and some join us to experience the wonderful feeling of serving our community. Bernie, to you, I thank you so much. I remember the first time that we sat down and talked about doing this and would I liked to be involved. With no hesitation, I said yes. Although, a few years ago, I shifted gears in my life, you did not forget me or my goals to serve my families & youth. Every year, I look for that email with a white slip of paper attached that allows me to be a part of your team. For this, my families are very thankful. Especially this year with funding be pulled back so tight by government and others shifting gears on those in need, this is a benefit that I thought may not happen. I have not told my families yet, Toys for Tot Santa will just be leaving a surprise for all!
With respect to all, a heartful Thank you to making the smallest wishes come true!