Pic of 2nd annual toy drive

Toy giveaway at Sandpiper Cove Apartments in Galveston.

Ibelieve that giving back to the community is one of the most important things a person can do. Fierce Boutique (Renard and Carla Smith,) G County Apparel (Robert Hockley,) Deuces Barbershop (Everett and Leosha Fields,) DGA Decorations (Maduesuel and Lakesha Curry) and Vickie’s Playhouse Daycare (Victoria Taylor) have all come together for our third annual toy drive giveaway.

When most people think of giving back they think of monetary contributions and although I believe those is very important, there are many other ways we can give back to our community. Every community — whether large or small — has people who need to be reached by the love of others and that is something successful people should be led to do. This will be our third year doing our “Best Money Ever Spent Toy Drive Giveaway.” This year we plan to reach 700 children; 350 boys and 350 girls.

The Golden Rule is to do unto others as you would want them to do unto you and this goes along with helping out others in need as well. Sometime in our life we may need a contribution or helping hand and if we have not been there for someone else when we had the chance, we might not get the help when we need it.

The “Best Money Ever Spent Toy Drive Giveaway” differs from all other toys drives because we as individuals and small business owners all come together and give a certain amount of their own earned money out of pocket and put it all together to order wholesale toys to give out to all the low-income areas in the Galveston County area.

This year the giveaway will be on Christmas Eve. We will distribute toys at five different locations.

In addition to the giveaway, each business has adopted its own family to help for Christmas and are asking for help from others in the Galveston County area to donate anything that they feel will help brighten someone’s spirit this holiday season.

One way we need to show our gratitude for what we have is by giving back. None of us would be where we are today were it not for the great circumstances in which we have grown up. Therefore, it is not just a good thing to give back, it is our duty to try and make the world a better place for those less fortunate.

If you would like to donate, please call me at 832-677-7551.

Carla Smith is the owner of Fierce Boutique in Texas City and lives in Webster.


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