Toys for Tots’ “Unplug & Play” initiative continued in Rogers, Arizona on July 16th! Despite challenging weather, Good360 non-profit partner, Care Community Center, provided food, bottled water, masks, hand sanitizer, and the toys and books that Toys for Tots provided — to over 150 families! At one point during the event, the car line of 35-50 cars wrapped around the outside of the warehouse space! This community has been severely affected by the recent COVID-19 outbreak, and the gifts that each of the families received sparked joy and hope! This drive-through event was successful due to an abundance of local support. CARE’s director, Mrs. Kimberly Porter, was the driving force behind this event with the help of about 15 volunteers from the charity, members of a local Youth Service Group, and the local Toys for Tots Coordinator, Mike Johnson.
CARE also provided toys and food to children being assisted by another local nonprofit named Roo’s World. Excitement filled the Roo’s World bus of children who were patiently waiting for their gifts! This charity focuses on helping children who live with underprivileged families during the summer and after school during the school year.
The gifts provided to this community had a tremendous impact on the families and brought smiles and hope to less fortunate children!