Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Operation Breakthrough Birthday Closet Toy Drive Drop Off

Thanks to all those that helped us raise more than 70 new toys for Operation Breakthrough's Birthday Closet. During the month of July we fundraised at Leedy-Voulkos Art Center and online through my daughters' Etsy shop, www.wearegoingtofrance.etsy.com.

We were asked to drop off all the toys after their new addition was complete and last month we were able to drop off the toys and get a new tour of their beautiful addition.

Operation Breakthrough has expanded! We will now be able to enroll more than 700 children. That means they will have a lot more birthdays to celebrate! 
For many years, the community has stocked the Birthday Closet at Operation Breakthrough with new toys so that every child, from ages 1 to 14, can receive a present on his or her birthday. This kindness makes a big difference for the children and their families. More than 70% of families at Operation Breakthrough are living on earnings of less than $12,000. Some children might not receive a gift on their special day without help from the Birthday Closet.
If you would like to help make the children's birthdays special, please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy or book. Especially popular are board games, Legos and other building sets, arts and craft supplies, cars and trucks, footballs, basketballs, science kits, journals and educational toys for children under age 5. 
For more information, contact Jennifer Heinemann at jenniferh@operationbreakhrough.org or 816-365-5059. Thank you! 

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