Wednesday, December 16, 2009

How Many Gifts Fit In A Yaris?

Well, we are speechless.

Many, many gifts for the kids of Association House fit into that lil Yaris - but not enough! The response to our Toy Drive for the Association House was unbelievable this year - and all in this year where many are struggling- so much so that we had to go get another car to fit in all the warm clothes, toys, books and presents for the kids!

To everyone who participated in the Toy Drive this year, we would like to send you a big, vivid bouquet of thanks through this here humble blog post. The feeling of the true meaning of the holiday spirit was zooming through our store front every time someone picked a child or children from the tree, explained to their own children that they were going to go shopping for another little one, or brought back a big bag of goodies for these children, who otherwise would have no other presents. You just can never know the full impact of that anonymous gift you gave - please know it warmed the hearts of a small child and their family, and that we are pretty darn sure a future leader of tomorrow will be reading those books and playing with those toys. You have made a giant difference in the world, and we would like to say thank you.

We also would like to take the time to thank the women and men of Association House, who dedicate their lives to helping Chicago families help themselves. You are the best.

Thank you.

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