The final tally is in: Total = 2215 items = 723 gifts/gift sets
We were able to collect well over 2200 items and arrange them into gifts and gift/personal care sets for our local orphan and foster children/teens.
We are awaiting a response from our teens. Hopefully, they will write their comments on our enclosed “Smiley Face” postcards and drop them into the mailbox so that we can know how they felt being a recipient of these donated items.
A special “Thank You” to all who participated in our 2nd Annual Holiday Drive, we were able to triple our donations within only 3 weeks. We will plan to start earlier in 2014, giving everyone more time to participate in our efforts to reach more children/teens next year.