Making Smiles One Toy at a Time

The five-year old boy tried to listen as his parents talking with his doctor in the hallway of a Tampa Bay pediatric hospital. His condition would require difficult procedures over a long period of time, he overheard. The child’s head dropped, and he was near tears. Bob Helms, president of the nonprofit Toymakers of East Lake, just happened to be in the same hallway with several student volunteers, delivering ToyMakers’ quarterly allotment of colorful, handmade toys for hospital patients. Read the full article here.

About Janet Helms

Janet Helms joined ToyMakers of East Lake in 2009. She has been on the board of directors since 2012 and has been an executive officer and vice president since 2013. She serves as chairman of the Open House and Silent Auction committee and manages inventory, purchasing, and deliveries to our charities/agencies.