Toys, Toys and More Toys!

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!

Event coordinator and JLGA member, Sarah Crause, shared how grateful the staff at Hope Community Center were for the support.  She also said,

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. 

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