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Oakdale’s Toy Drive 2010

POSTED January 4, 2011 3:45 p.m.

Dear Editor,

It is hard to put into words the deep appreciation we feel for having so many wonderful people in Oakdale to help make this toy drive a success.

On behalf of the Oakdale Police Department, Save Mart, Family Support Network, we would like to thank the community and the sponsors that supported us with our second Toy Drive. Due to the generous giving and support from the community, including but not limited to the citizens of Oakdale, Sunrise Rotary, Oakdale Rotary, Oakdale Model A Club, Dr. Blackhart’s office, Police Officer’s Association, Parks and Recreation Department, volunteers from Oakdale Police Department (CAPS), Family Support Network, and all of those that wanted to give and help by making monetary donations or giving of their time.

Our effort was also a success because of the following businesses who allowed us to place a collection box in their establishment: Oakdale City Hall, Save Mart (Christmas Tree), Oakdale Chamber of Commerce, Family Support Network, Fire Department on G Street and South Willowood. For those that I may have missed, please know that we appreciate all you have done for our community.

With all of this local generosity, we were able to distribute approximately 500 toys to Oakdale families.

It was truly a rewarding experience to head this toy drive and have the opportunity to work with so many wonderful people to make this Christmas special for the children that may not have had a Christmas in Oakdale.

I can really say from the bottom of my heart, that, as a community, we did come together and made it possible “BECAUSE WE CARE.” It connected us all for the good of our community.

Much Heartfelt Appreciation,

Ann Farmer

Toy Drive Coordinator

 

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