For the second year in a row, Junior League of Greater Alton, in partnership with Quality Buick GMC Cadillac hosted a toy drive on Saturday, December 10, 2016. The drive took place at the Quality dealership in Alton, IL . JLGA had 6 members volunteer to collect toys over a 5 hour window. In that time, enough toys were collected to fill 5 large barrels at Hope Community Center. Toys continued to flow in even after the drive that following week which filled a whole additional barrel. Over 60 people came through to donate – a huge demonstration of the caring and generosity in our community!
Quality did such a fantastic job hosting – they are really an amazing family business always supporting our community. I really appreciate Quality, JLGA members and our donors for coming together and giving so many much-needed toys. Such a small gesture of kindness makes all the difference in the world for a child at Christmas! I love Christmas time and the spirit of giving – it’s so fun and rewarding to see our community come together!
JLGA hopes to continue this tradition next year – so be sure to check our website and Facebook page for details.