Thanks to a group of Forsyth employees, at-need children who may not otherwise have access to a pile of presents under the Christmas tree will open their own gifts this holiday season.
Throughout the last several weeks, Sawnee EMC employees and members of Sawnee’s Consumer Advisory Task Force collected toys to benefit children who receive services from SAFFT, Supporting Adoption and Foster Families Together.
The toys were collected in conjunction with the Cooperative’s first annual toy drive. Almost 200 brand new toys were delivered to Forsyth County Fire Station No. 1 on Dec. 15, which has been a toy collection site for many years, according to a Sawnee EMC news release.
“Our employees and the members of our Task Force have really embraced this toy drive,” said Blake House, vice president of member services at Sawnee EMC. “We have always done a lot for charity, but when you mention that we are doing something to help kids at Christmas … it brings on a whole different spirit of giving.
“You can see the pride in their eyes when they bring in a sack full of toys knowing that a needy child is going to now get to open something on Christmas morning.”