Toy Drive 2022 Gaining Momentum As Kitsap County Christmas Donations Reach 1,789
It is only December 6th and our Kidzz Helping Kidzz toy drive feels like its moving at warp speed!
I am grateful to say at last count, our wonderful Kitsap County community has already donated 1,789 toys.
That means we will know for certain, we will be brightening the lives of nearly 2,000 children who will be spending their Christmas holiday at either St. Michael Medical Center, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital or at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
Our goal is to brighten the lives of at least 5,000 children who will be at one of these hospitals this season, so please keep the toy donations coming.
The “Kidzz” from our Kidzz Helping Kidzz Advisory Board met yesterday at our warehouse to count, sort, label, and box the toys we have received thus far.
St. Michael Medical Center donated warehouse space to us this year which makes our work much easier.
Before the toys are boxed, each toy is labeled with a Kidzz Helping Kidzz sticker.
This allows the children who receive the toys to learn about our youth-led nonprofit charity organization and the amazing work that we do.
It’s a badge of honor saying you’re part of such an elite group of “Kidzz” because the work performed by the Kidzz Helping Kidzz Advisory Board has earned them the recognition of being the largest donor of toys by St. Michael Medical Center, Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital and Seattle Children’s Hospital.
The impact of Kidzz Helping Kidzz work in brightening the lives of ill children in the hospital during the holidays is also evident from the "Thank You's" we receive...
“Kidzz Helping Kidzz, the dolls I received from your toy drive on Christmas day made me feel so special.” ~ Sara, Bothell, WA
“Thank you for donating all of those toys for kids like me at the hospital. I got in a bad car accident and your toys really cheered me up.” ~ Natalya, Tacoma, WA
“My 8-year-old grandson is very ill and he had the biggest smile when playing with the Legos. Your toy drive has made such a difference for our family. Thank you for your generosity”. ~ Mrs. Johnson, Bremerton, WA
These expressions of appreciation show us that the Kidzz Helping Kidzz toy drive effort provides needed hope, joy and inspiration to ill children in need.
We even have a Kidzz Helping Kidzz toy donation recipient who now regularly participates in our toy drive activities now. She’s only eight years old. But when she’s 10, she says she wants to become a full-fledged member of the Kidzz Helping Kidzz advisory board.
This is a wonderful example of how the “cycle of reciprocity” has inspired another human, early in life, to want to help other kids in need and give back to her community because she knows how good it feels to receive a Kidzz Helping Kidzz toy while in the hospital.
Now is your moment to be a hero to kids and volunteer.
If you have a kid (or are one yourself) and want to make a difference in another kids life this holiday season - please help us count, sort, label and box toys this week - by contacting us here.
It’s rewarding, fulfilling, and we make things FUN.
*ADDITIONALLY* We need a volunteer photographer who would be willing to donate their time taking pictures of our toy drive (adventure) that's already in progress - It’ll make for a wonderful story for you!
Thank you to everyone who is supporting our 2022 Kidzz Helping Kidzz toy drive.
We look forward to brightening the lives of other kids and families with you!