Toy Drive Planning To Help Thousands Of Kids In Need Begins For Kidzz Helping Kidzz Advisory Board
The Kidzz Helping Kidzz Advisory Board met this evening to plan for our upcoming annual toy donations toy drive to help ill children in need.
With our toy drive brightening the lives of thousands of kids each year, we have
outgrown our current “Kidzz Helping Kidzz headquarters” (AKA Zach’s house) to do our important work.
This year, we hope to secure donated warehouse space which will provide us the ability to make our 100+ toy collection boxes, and to count, label and sort the toys for delivery to the hospitals.
Next week, we will be touring a 1400 sq. foot warehouse space that St. Michael Medical Center has offered us to use.
The school calendar is different than before. As the kids will be in school through Friday, December 23, 2022. Usually, we deliver the toys to the hospitals around December 21st, but with school in session this will not be possible.
Two of the three hospitals we work with cannot accept toys past December 19 this year, but can accept them the first week of January. Given that Winter Break will occur the last week of December and the first week of January, we decided it would be best to deliver the toys to the hospitals on Wednesday, January 4.
Our focus will be keeping the spirit of giving alive in the New Year as we brighten the lives of at least 5,000 kids this holiday season.
Schools are already asking about our toy drive and would like us to come speak to their ASB of students. Zach, Selah and Arianna volunteered to create a short presentation that can be taken on their “road show” to the schools.
Members of the community are already asking about what types of toys the kids in the hospitals like. Our Advisory Board will create an Amazon wish list of toys that can be sent out on our Facebook page. Gunar and Mikaela are taking the lead on this.
We will need to begin making our 100+ toy collection boxes as soon as we secure warehouse space. The kids agreed that Saturday and Sunday afternoons works best for their schedule.
After our Advisory Board meeting, the kids played games. Musical chairs was a big hit! They must have played at least six times!
We also took spaghetti noodles and marshmallows and formed two teams to build towers. The team with the largest tower after 15 minutes wins.
We first played boys against girls. We will let you guess from the pictures who won!
We then numbered off and the kids formed different teams for a second try.
The season is upon us and our work to help kids in need is growing exponentially.
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