By Tyla Williams
December 23, 2005
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:
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!
About: Tyla Williams is a Media Content Specialist with Ketchikan Indian Community.
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