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Dec 23

2013 Toys for Tots – Thank You!


The United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Area would like to thank the Greater Grand Forks community for supporting our 2013 Toys for Tots drive.

With your help, we were able to provide toys to 789 children.

Thank you to all of the families, individuals, service clubs, and local businesses who donated money and toys, or coordinated a toy drive in an effort to help make the holidays brighter for children in need.

Aaron Sales & Lease, Abra Auto Body & Glass, Coca-Cola, FedEx Ground/FedEx Office, iBeach Tan, Kay Jewelers, UND Alumni Association & Foundation, UND Dept. of Physical Therapy, UND Dept. of Technology, UND Order of Omega & Gamma Sigma Alpha, L.I.S.T.E.N. Center, Thrivent, TSA, TOPS Club, Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon…

We especially want to thank WDAZ News and Whalen’s Moving and Storage for coordinating a community-wide drive that enabled us to meet the needs of the families on our waiting list and beyond.

We also extend a special thank you to the American Red Cross (Tom Tezel), Fed Ex (Troy Gerber), and Xcel Energy, as well as to all the wonderful volunteers who assisted with toy distribution and set up.

The kindness and generosity of the Greater Grand Forks community never ceases to amaze.

THANK YOU!

 

A few photos from this year’s toy drive…


Santa’s helpers from WDAZ News & Whalen’s Moving & Storage delivered toy donations from the Greater Grand Forks community






Troy Gerber and his crew from FedEx helped pick up toy donations and transport them to our distribution site.

A peek at the donations

 

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