Martin Luther Campus residents have been proud supporters of Toys 4 Tots for many years. Our Resident Council fundraises all year long through the sales of flowers, cards, snack goodie bags, and more. These funds allow us to purchase toys for the program at the holidays.
In years past, we've had an annual visit from some of the Marines who run the Toys 4 Tots Twin Cities program -- explaining their detailed process of collecting, sorting and distributing all of the toys to families in the area. Our residents love this and are so pleased to meet them and hear their stories and adventures, particularly our veteran residents. We sure missed our Marine friends this year!
Normally, when it's time to purchase the toys a number of our residents would go with staff on the campus bus to shop for toys at a local store. This year, of course, we had to do things a little differently, and got creative. Each resident worked with a staff member to pick out a toy on Amazon! They learned all about the vast options there and had fun selecting something special. A precious doll, a family board game, a new ball....residents reminisced about their favorite gifts as a child and ones they gave their own kids.
To date, we have collected approx. 100 toys, and we're so pleased to have a little shoutout on Kare11 this past Friday for our efforts.
**Be sure to check it out (we are the third group featured)! Click here to view: https://bit.ly/3gI36We
Giving back and contributing to the lives of others is essential. We add a service component to our resident care because participating in projects like this is an important part of our residents' wellbeing.
We'd like to thank our residents as well as their families and our staff for contributing to the toy collection drive and making it another successful year!
Director of Community Relations
Hello friends, my name is Kate and I'd love to share with you ALL of the wonderful things happening at Martin Luther Campus. Be sure to check our Blog, Lifestyle page and Facebook page often to stay updated on the happenings at our community!