MANCHESTER – Toys R Us is helping Santa deliver a little extra joy this holiday season by donating gifts to Manchester’s “Kevin’s Kids” toy drive.
The “Kevin’s Kids” drive aims to bring toys to families in need in the Manchester area so that no child misses out on a Christmas gift. Staff members of the program identify families in need and members and volunteers provide as many toys from the children’s wish lists as they can. Toys R Us has been a part of this program for years and goes above and beyond to help make the Christmas season a little brighter for some.
“Toys R Us has done so much for Kevin’s Kids,” said David Trethaway, Superintendent of Schools. “You’ve [Toys R Us] made a tremendous difference for our families over many years.”
Linda Charette, of Toys R Us, has been committed to supporting the drive each year. She makes sure that the store is open early on a Saturday so volunteers can shop for the gifts of the children’s wish lists. Toys R Us has also donated ‘truckloads’ of gifts to the drive, according to Kevin Burger, founder of “Kevin’s Kids”.
Burger said that Charette has been a good friend of the district for years and praised her saying, “She takes care of everything.”
Charette thanked “Kevin’s Kids” and everyone involved.
“I know I am only a small part of this. I’ve never seen a community that does something like this,” said Charette.
For more information, visit manchestertwp.org/kevinskids.