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Heartfelt Thanks for Those who Supported the Toy Drive!
By Tyla Williams


December 23, 2005
Friday PM

Our 2nd Annual Toy Drive, hosted by Ketchikan Indian Community and The Boys and Girls Club was a huge success. Because of the generous donations given by local businesses and residents of Ketchikan over 250 Christmas presents where given out to families in need.

Many of the families who received gifts were approaching the holiday season without any presents at all under their Christmas tree. I have been asked by several families to express how thankful they are to be given gifts for their children this holiday season.

The Toy Drive was organized by volunteers at KIC and the Boys and Girls Club. Donations were collected over two weeks and those who received gifts either expressed their needs to a Toy Drive Coordinator or were added to our list because someone else recommended them.

On January 20th we held a wrapping party were several Cub Scouts from Pack 3, the Teens from the Boys and Girls Club Lexy, Josh, Axel Jessie and Ryan and a few volunteers from KIC got together to wrap the 250+ presents! Distributors will be delivering presents between December 20th - 24th.

Our sincere thanks to those who generously gave toys, gift certificates, school supplies, games, craft supplies, etc.

A Few Businesses and Residents of Ketchikan who donated are:

The Harley Riders Association
Tongass Trading Company
The Best Western Landing Hotel
Business Computer Systems
Cape Fox
KIC Social Services Department
KIC Maintenance Department
KIC Tribal Council
Cub Scouts Pack 3
Good Fortune Restaurant
Home Town Furnishings
The Day Spa
Radio Shack
B & D Espresso
Authentic Alaskan Crafts
The Village Source
Polar Treats
Brenda Sells
Bonnie Newman
Robin Wallin
Kathleen Yarr
Vikki Wallace
Tina Durgan
Lynn Holderman
Sunny Bolton
Winnie Guthrie
Mareen Gilmartin
Janice Williams
Milton Jackson
Merle Hawkins
Gary Baker

We could not have done it without you! I am so grateful for your support in bringing presents to families in need and sharing the spirit of Christmas!


Tyla Williams
Ketchikan, AK - USA


About: Tyla Williams is a Media Content Specialist with Ketchikan Indian Community.


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