The Kids Lift Foundation
Dedicated to making holiday dreams come true, this charitable organization started 14 years ago by Tom Powell has collected toys and books to brighten the lives of local children. Toy Lift and Books 4 Kids are true ommunity efforts involving local schools, businesses, scout troops, churches, and many individuals and families who volunteer time and donate new toys and books for families in need.
One of the really special things about Kids Lift - and there are so many - is that the toys are given to the children as a gift from their parents. For anyone who has known how it feels to give your child his Christmas wish you can understand how these toys mean so very much to everyone in the family.
Toy Lift 2001 helped provide toys to over 2,100 children, representing 6 counties, 42 schools, and 957 area families! Books for Kids is now in its fourth year of fulfilling their mission to promote reading by giving children books of their very own to enjoy.
Volunteers are needed to serve on commitees and help at events. Toy Lift is always held the first Friday in December. For more information about how your family can get involved (a great Family Volunteer Day project!) call 975-TOYS or visit http://avenue.org/kids