Thursday, January 10, 2008

2,049 TOYS

That's right, my nephew, Hayden, collected 2,049 toys for the kids that spent Christmas at Phoenix Children's Hospital--more than double the number of toys he collected last year. He had a little help from his parents, aunts, and friends, but Hayden also did a lot himself to promote this. He talked to his entire elementary school, went to local doctors offices and helped out at several garage sales. Way to go Hayden, I am so proud of you!! We can all learn a valuable lesson from this little guy. It only takes one person with a goal to make a HUGE difference. Hayden's Toy Drive was the largest toy drive outside of corporate sponsors that PCH has ever had.

Here are a few pictures of the toys so you can get an idea of what 2,049 toys looks like! I couldn't even get all the toys in the pictures, but you get the idea.









A big thanks to everyone that donated toys! Your generosity did not go unnoticed. We will all be shooting for an even larger number of toys next year!

1 comment:

ernie said...

that is a TON of toys!!