Conway Williams, Manager
Since our last report, the Elves and Painters continue their work to produce toys to support our client demands.
On the shipping side, in August, we made four deliveries to clients which contained 796 toys with donation value of $5,104., which gave us a year-to-date total of 5,104 toys shipped, with a donation value of $33,042.
Thus far in September we have identified an additional four shipments of 1,022 toys with a donation value of $7,964 that we are working to satisfy by month end.
As we look at the production side of the ledger, we produced 998 toys during August. It gives us a year-to-date total of 6,809 toys produced.
So far in September, we have produced an additional 282 toys, bringing our year-to-date total to 7,091.
We have gotten a request from a Memory care facility in the Villages to provide them with something that their clients can do to provide mental and physical stimulus. We will be exploring a project in the upcoming weeks.
I have had a recent conversation with The Villages Special Events Manager about our Toys on The Square Project. We will NOT have our original September date because there will be no vendor night on that date.
The other four dates are currently confirmed unless there are additional modifications required later. We will keep you advised of any changes.
I am also pleased to announce that we have officially passed the 100,000 toys produced mark, since Ron Gammon and a small band of craftsmen and women produced and donated 142 toys to the Children’s Home Society of Marion County back in 2001. It is also interesting to note that the 100,000th toy, a little red wagon, will be donated to The Children’s Home Society of Marion, Lake and Sumter Counties later this month! I want to thank all the VWC members, both past and present, who have contributed to this historic milestone. We will have more on this milestone in the next couple of months.