There’s nothing our team enjoys more than bringing smiles to children’s faces during the holiday season. In addition to the build-a-blanket event in November and toy drive, we continued the tradition of assembling toy bags for children at local hospitals and community centers. Each drawstring backpack was personally stuffed with toys and surprises by members of the William B. Meyer, Inc. team. Our team put together nearly 1,000 toy bags that were distributed the hospitals and centers.
The backpacks were stuffed to the brim with Play-Doh, puzzles, coloring books, Crayola colored pencils, bubble toys, and full-sized fleece blankets. Nadine Palmer, HR Coordinator at William B. Meyer, Inc., selected items that would appeal to kids of all ages and help keep them entertained during hospital stays.
After completing assembly, members of our team donated the toy bags and blankets to local hospitals: Bridgeport Hospital in Bridgeport, CT, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford, CT, Backus Hospital in Norwich, CT and Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA. Other bags and blankets were donated to local charitable organizations and children’s centers: Shehan Center in Bridgeport, CT, My Sister’s Place in White Plains, NY, Cradles to Crayons in Boston, MA, and Worcester Community Action Council in Worcester, MA. At the Shehan Center our team has the special opportunity to hand out toy bags directly to the children. It’s incredibly rewarding to see the delight on their faces after weeks of planning, assembling, and distributing the toy bags.
Every year our team looks forward to giving back to our local communities during the holiday season. From our annual toy drive to building blankets and assembling toy bags, we dedicate our time to improving lives in our local communities.
Click here to see our volunteers in action and see below for photos of the donations!