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Posts by Janet Helms

ToyMakers putting a smile on a child’s face one toy at a time

PALM HARBOR – Laying in a hospital bed scared and lonely wondering what will happen next. Staring at the wall waiting. Wishing you could be anywhere else. Watching all the doctors and nurses run by and playing with the IV in your arm. A nurse walks in with a hand-crafted wooden toy. The child’s face…

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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…

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Antique Car Enthusiasts

Antique Car Enthusiasts Support Toymakers of East Lake For the second year in a row the members of the Vintage Chevrolet Club of America voted to donate the proceeds from their fall car show at ELUMC to Toymakers of East Lake.  Club officers presented the check personally and took the opportunity to view some of…

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Toys to Pasco Sheriff’s District 3 office

In May 2017, Toymakers volunteers donated a box of toys to Pasco Sheriff’s District 3 office, The office is located at 11530 Trinity Blvd in Trinity, Florida. Amber Smith and Craig Meissner accepted the toys for the Sheriff’s office, who reported that the toys are given to children to comfort them during possible stressful events

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