When a child gets pulled from their dangerous living situation they often get placed in the Children’s Center while waiting for a foster home. They are scared and sad. We decided to give them a few minutes of distraction and hopefully happiness by letting them choose a toy and bring it with them to their new home.
How did this start?
The angels at the Signature Theatre organized the first one for us.
It started with a bin….
…and a few toys from patrons and staff …
… and bloomed in to a wonderful experience and inventory fun. Many thanks to Colleen Hughes and ACS!
Then another surprise happened as Nancy Sing Bock from neighboring PS51 brought over a group of students with a load of toys! Ms. Bock had walked by the Signature theatre many times on her way to her school and one day saw the sign for the FYD Toy Drive. She wanted her children to understand service and ‘giving’ first hand so they organized their very own toy drive! Literally the day before everyone scattered for the holidays, this group came by with yet another load of toys and the Signature staff and FYD was in happy and humble shock.
THANK YOU TO ALL AND LET’S KEEP THE TOYS COMING! CONTACT ME TO FIND OUT HOW TO DONATE TOYS TO US! sue wolf at foster your dream dot org (all smushed together!)