Ivey Ranch HOA residents raise record donations for Toys for Tots
Ivey Ranch HOA Thousand Palms residents donated a record number of toys this year to the Twentynine Palms Marine Corp Base Toy for Tots annual charity event.
According to James litman, volunteer coordinator for the region. Ivey Ranch’s total was over 465 toys.
First sergeant. Dan Julien presented the Commander Ivey Ranch HOA Award for the organization’s long-standing contribution to the Toys for Tots program.
One of the changes this year since the HOA Social Club took over the program was to open a financial donation account for those who wanted to contribute but weren’t able to go out and buy toys. This change led to the raising of $ 1,600, including an anonymous donation of $ 1,000. All money received went towards the purchase of toys and bicycles for Toys for Tots.
Additionally, when it was discovered that the Thousand Palms Fire Station had no plans to collect toys this year, Litman had the bins moved to the Tri-Palms HOA Clubhouse, thanks to the efforts of the Tri-Palms resident. Sandy Tung, and in no time, they had collected 178 toys in addition to those collected by the members of the Ivey Ranch.
This is the 74th year of the U.S. Marine National Program working to ensure that no child in need is deprived of a gift for the holidays. According to Julian, who runs the Twentynine Palms base program, the Marines plan to distribute more than 24,000 toys this year to more than 7,000 children in Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
For more information on the Toys for Tots program, visit 29-palms-ca.toysfortots.org.