Toys for Tots Event a BIG Success-Thanks to You!!

December 7, 2009

Our Toys for Tots on Saturday was a big success.  Generous listeners to KOMO & KVI drove over to our Olympic Hot Tub Company Fife and Seattle stores with enough new, unwrapped toys to fill a Hot Spring Spa in Fife  and almost fill one in Seattle.  Thanks to John Carlson of KOMO who donated his time and gave up his Saturday to come to the Fife store and greet the many loyal listeners who came out to meet him.  Tami Michaels of KOMO came down after her show ended at noon to meet her listeners, too.  Thanks to Ena Cooper our rep at Fisher Broadcasting for arranging the remote and all of the commercials to promote the toy drive.  Two U.S. Marines from nearby Fort Lewis came out to help and carry all of the toys away at the end of the day.

One young man-mid twenties-brought two toys and said he’d been out of work for 8 months, but that “You can’t forget the children.”  Two families came into Seattle with toys that their children had purchased with their own money.  See photos below.  Today, the Fife store had a call from a woman who has gifts and money for Toys for Tots. She said she had a birthday party for her child and instead of

gifts for the child…. they all contributed money for toys for tots…. $250.00 plus 2 toys!!!

Our neighbor across the street LouieG’s Pizza donated two pizza’s to the hungry helpers. The canadian bacon & pineapple was outstanding.  Thank you to LouieG’s. Excellent pizza New York style!! Thin crust; lots of topping; extensive menu with many choices. You’ll love his pizza. Give LouieG’s a try.

Saturday was a cold, but bright sunny day. Just the kind of day that makes your spirits soar.  My spirits soared at the generosity of so many people.  We even had a visit from Santa Claus who brought some toys. It was a perfect day.  The toy collection continues through December 18th. Donations are down this year, yet the need is greater than ever.  We’re doing all we can to urge people to donate new, unwrapped toys or money for Toys for Tots.  It is such a worthwhile thing to do!