ToyMaker News

ToyMakers holiday party and awards banquet

ToyMakers of East Lake held a holiday party and awards banquet on December 6, 2015. As an all volunteer organization, the individual volunteers and supporters make possible our mission to provide smiles one toy at a time to thousands of sick and needy children. In 2015, the group delivered over 12,000 toys and 400 bicycles.…

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Thank you to ToyMakers’ Friends and Supporters

I very much appreciate the generosity and kindness of all the people who participated this year.  I just wanted to write a special note to say thank you to all those listed below. We appreciate the following donors for our silent auction items: [twocol_one]Astro Skate B-21 Wine Company Baywatch Watersports BJ’s Restaurants Bok Tower Gardens…

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You Are Invited!

Toymakers of East Lake volunteers donate over 15,000 hours of their time in the process of making over 10,000 toys per year. Please come out and support the Toymaker volunteers and kids we serve on November 7 at our Annual Open House and Silent Auction.  Take a tour of the toy shop and take the…

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ToyMakers visit TGH

  Volunteers from ToyMakers of East Lake joined staff members at Tampa General Hospital (TGH) yesterday to personally give away hand-made wooden toys to kids of all ages.  Each child received an heirloom quality toy made by the ToyMakers and designed to brighten their day and lift their spirits.       For the last few…

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Big Birthday Celebration at Toymakers of East Lake

Question:  How many candles does it take to celebrate your 95th birthday??  Answer:  Only two – but one has to be a nine and the other has to be a five. Thad Pollard, a WWII veteran Seabee and a very active member of the Toymakers of East Lake, turned 95 on July 1st.  He first…

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