“I want to give all of you a big “THANK YOU!!” for your continued support of my 11th Annual Toy Drive! Thanks to all your amazing donations this year, we were able to donate 384 toys and clothing items, $1,700 in gift cards, and $300 in checks directly payable to charity! Your support has been amazing over the years and this year you definitely came through again.
Your donations helped 10 families in need at the Robert Sanders Elementary School, combined with the efforts of Fire Station 21 and Principal Julie Howard. The majority of your donations will help so many adoptive and foster children of Santa Clara County KAFPA Program.
Your combined donations over the past 11 years are now 2,290 in toys/clothing PLUS over $11,500 in gift certificates and checks directly to the charity. Without your generous support, my Toy Drive would not exist. I am so very thankful for your help all these years! You all have huge hearts and I’m proud to do this joint venture with you every years. Have a wonderful Holiday and spectacular New Year!!!”
An excerpt from the very excited, Kelly Hunt via Facebook after an ever-growing successful annual toy drive. Kelly’s kindness and determination has changed the lives of many families of the years, so much so that the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors recognized her in the below excerpt:
Kelly Hunt, a REALTOR® for CSR Real Estate Services, has been actively participating in the event for the last ten years. She spends the month before the event gathering donations from friends and colleagues. This year she collected a total of 405 toys and pajamas, and $1300 in cash and gift cards.
“My volunteer work over the years has been primarily focused on helping children, since they don’t always have the ability to control their environment,” said Hunt. “My clients, friends, and colleagues are what really makes the toy drive a success, and I couldn’t do it without them. I’m just the vehicle making it easier to help and to bring everyone together for the benefit of the kids.”
While organizations like KAFPA receive a majority of their donations around the holidays, it is important to keep them in mind year round.
Hunt added, “KAFPA needs donations all year long for basic necessities, so I’m working with the director to find ways to help more throughout the year. The Holiday Toy Drive is just one of many things our real estate community does to give back to the community throughout the year, and I’m always proud to be a part of helping those in need.”