Andrew's Toy Box was profoundly blessed with another banner year in 2015!
In North Carolina, hundreds of gifts were distributed to children who were patients at Betty Cameron Women's and Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Tileston Clinic in Wilmington, Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, Duke Children's Hospital in Durham, New Bern Hospital in New Bern, and Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte. We are so grateful to St. Mark's Church, Immaculate Conception Church, All Saints Church, and St. Stanislaus Church, as well as numerous other benefactors and supporters who continue to keep the giving going in North Carolina.
In Florida, the students participating in the St. Vincent de Paul Society at Cardinal Mooney, under the direction of Mr. Scott Scheuer, collected an entire bus load of toys in December and delivered them to All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg, Manatee Hospital in Bradenton, and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Cardinal Mooney High School has been a huge supporter of Andrew's Toy Box since the charity began in 2001 and we are so, so grateful for their dedication and service in bringing tremendous joy to multitudes of sick children in Florida.
In Texas, Andrew's Toy Box continues to reach out to the precious young patients in the hospitals throughout El Paso, as well as those in hospitals and clinics in Juarez, Mexico.
Under the direction of Aurora Salazar, with overwhelming support from St. Luke's Church and the El Paso Christian Women's Connection, thousands of toys were collected and distributed throughout the year.
All of the amazing happiness generated by Andrew's Toy Box is a reality because of the amazing generosity and dedicated support of our many contributors and awesome volunteers. A huge thank you to all of you for everything you have done in 2015 in response to our mission of "helping sick children smile"!
May God richly bless each of you for all the happiness you have brought to these sweet and very special patients!