At work, one person can unleash the power of many.
"[We] really came together, especially in the last two days, and donated a large amount of toys, food and warm clothes. Many of [my coworkers] brought in donations and we did a last minute push with donation envelopes that gave us an additional $500 that we used to purchase additional toys and food. It was definitely a team effort and I was amazed at how everyone pitched in to try to make a difference. I know that this is just the beginning of a larger effort that we are going to make in the coming years to give back to our community and those in need.
Today we delivered the toys to Sacred Heart Community Service in San Jose. They were giving each family at least 2 toys, a stocking stuffer, a stuffed animal and a book for each child. I was surprised to see that many of them received donated bicycles. The workers were very thankful for the toys we donated and seemed genuinely surprised, as I was, that we were able to fill my truck with donated toys. They walked me through the gift center where tables were set up with gift sorted by gift type. The children and parents were able to choose the toys that they wanted. It was amazing to see how much it touched the lives of the people receiving the donations. It was the joy that we have all felt at Christmas when we are able to give or receive presents. It was priceless."