The 5th Annual Share The Magic Holiday Toy Drive
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Welcome to our 5th Annual Share The Magic Toy Drive, Inspired by Barbara Aguirre FundRazr page. This fund raising page was set up for online donations of that will go towards the purchase of toys for our 2014 Christmas toy drive campaign. ... More ...

Welcome to our 5th Annual Share The Magic Toy Drive, Inspired by Barbara Aguirre FundRazr campaign!

This fund raising page was set up for online donations of that will go towards the purchase of toys for our 2014 Christmas toy drive campaign.

Our toy drive was inspired by the magic our mom, Barbara Aguirre, created for us during the holiday seasons throughout our lives together. After her passing at the start of the holiday season in 2009, we were devastated. In 2010, Andrea (daughter of Barbara), came up with the idea to raise toys in honor of the great memories our mom created for us and in order to help families that had children in the hospital or that were in shelters during the holidays.

Turning our grief into gratitude for having such a wonderful and giving woman in our lives, we decided to channel that appreciation into a call to action to help others in need.  We are proud to say our family and friends rose to the occasion with great enthusiasm that has had a positive impact for the organizations we donate to. 

We donate to Ronald McDonald House of Oak Lawn, the Crisis Center of South Suburbia, Advocate Children's Hospital, the Village of Justice Food Pantry (secret Santa program) and new this year, La Rabida Children's Hospital.

Here is more information as to what we have accomplished with the help of our generous donors:

Christmas 2010 - Approximately, 250 toys presented to Hope
Children's Hospital, The Ronald McDonald House of Oak Lawn, Guardian Angel Community Services in Joliet, and Adopt-A-Family out of Elk Grove Township.

Christmas 2011 - Over 400 toys presented to Hope Children's
Hospital, The Ronald McDonald House of Oak Lawn, Guardian Angel Community Services in Joliet and the Crisis Center of South Suburbia. 

Spring of 2012 - We presented 37 Easter Baskets to the Crisis Center of South Suburbia for kids ranging from 2 weeks old to 16 years old.

Christmas 2012 - the event drew even more gifts and donors than the two events before.  Those donations went to the Crisis Center of South Suburbia, Advocate Child  Children’s  Hospital (formerly Hope Children’s Hospital), Ronald McDonald House and Mercy  Home for Boys and Girls. We also “adopted” families that found themselves in need. 

Christmas 2013 - We matched the amount of toys we raised in 2012 and also managed to raise awareness for the organizations  that we donate to.  We had speakers from each of the organizations and the event kickoff was a success in helping get the word out there about this effort to help others. 

We thank all of our donors for their continued support in helping us to try and provide toys for as many children as possible!  We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. 

- Bernie (on behalf of the entire family and especially MOM!)

Visit: www.sharethemagictoydrive.org to find out more information about our annual toy drive kickoff event on December 6, 2014. 

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