Our 6th annual Toy lift 2009 is history and I am pleasantly shocked by the outcome. In a year of doom and Gloom the residents of Fluvanna pulled together to provide at need children a wonderful holiday season! Locally we collected in one day over 500 New toys & bikes and $2305 in cash! This has far surpassed previous totals. many were $5.00 , $10.00 donations and several large ones. All of these donations are pooled together with Charlottesville and local school districts go shopping for children at need. According to Toy Lift over 3000 children will have a brighter Holiday because of the generosity of many of you! Preliminary results for Charlottesville is over 11,000 toys & 4000 books collected.
I could never pull this off by myself and the cast of characters & contributions is large. Special thanks to Comcast Cable, Central Va Electric Co-op, Marisella's Restaurant & Armstrong Landscaping for transferring Toys to Charlottesville, Miss Fluvanna, Kraft appliances & Columbia School for their Collection efforts & Tom Powell for his continued support and dedication to Toy Lift Foundation.
Special Thanks to: My Family & Friends: My wife Denise always... Nicholas Lauterbach, Sister-n-law and Chief Elf Cynthia Crespo , Macky our newest addition, Paddy & Doreen O'rourke (you know why) Lisa Smith, Steve & Sue Brownell, Pop (Victor Crespo) and my always there for me friends Betty & Mike Witt.
We are truly Blessed to live in such a wonderful community such As Palmyra, times are tough but giving does something for the soul. My prayer is for all of us to remember the greatest gift we have is the ability to help others...Have a wonderful Holiday & Merry Christmas!
The Lauterbach Family.