Rose City BNI Annual Holiday Toy Drive 2015
Rose City BNI was pleased to partner with the Department of Children & Families (DCF), Thames Valley Council for Community Action (TVCCA), Norwich Family Services, Community Health Resources (CHR), and several Private Families for their Annual 2015 Holiday Toy Drive.
The Toy Drive benefited 43 Children from ages 6 months to 18 years old in New London County. “It makes the kids faces light up, and it really relieves a huge burden of stress from parents who have little financial resources for gifts” said, Laura Smith Godere, member and organizer of the event.
In addition, the group provided $50 or $100 gift cards to Stop and Shop in the amount of $1675 total to the families.
The drive started October 22, 2015 and was enthusiastically participated in by the members of Rose City BNI. The last delivery by BNI elves was delivered of to children on Saturday, December 19, 2015.
The total of the drive was $6,200 in Toys, Clothing and Gift Cards to the community.