We are excited to announce this year's annual giving drive! In 2021, we will be partnering with Christmas for Kids: Kinzie's Local Toy Drive for our Christmas Giving Drive. This organization coordinates with the United Way to support distribution of toys to Central Minnesota schools, churches, and county social services for families in need.
Inspired in 2018 by then-9-year-old Kinzie, the program grows each year through donations of new, unwrapped toys. Similar to the story of Laurie's son, Eli, realizing he could make a difference by collecting pop tabs, Kinzie's wish was to gift toys to kids in need right here in Central Minnesota. In 2020, they estimated that $45,000 in toys and gifts were received and distributed. Thank you to our client who called our attention to this organization and Kinzie's mission!
We will be collecting toys for kids - Baby to High School Senior - this holiday season. Although our Christmas tree won't be up until next week, you can drop off your donation of new, unwrapped toy during our business hours through lunchtime on Friday, December 10th. That gives the team at Kinzie's Local Toy Drive time to sort and distribute gifts across Central Minnesota just in time! As in years past, our office will be closed this Thursday and Friday so our staff can enjoy time with family.
For more information, visit the organization's Facebook site - Christmas for Kids: Kinzie's Local Toy Drive.
A sincere thank you for supporting our annual giving drive in year's past; we are looking forward to seeing the impact we can all have together!