Look at these photos. Just look.
Did I tell you about the time I got the Barbie Dream House? It was amazing. I adore(d) Barbies, and getting that Dream House is one of my favorite memories — never mind that my grandmother actually pulled it out of a trash can to give to me.
I don’t mean to get sappy on you, because for me that’s still a happy memory. There’s no other way I would have ever had the Barbie Dream House; it just wasn’t in the budget for my family, you know? The point is, toys make a difference to kids. And YOU can help make that difference to kids this Saturday.
This Saturday is the 13th Annual River City Youth Foundation “Merry Memories” holiday event in Dove Springs, a community just southeast of Austin. More than 95% of the children living in Dove Springs receive federally subsidized lunch. (So in other words, ALL of them.) If they can’t afford lunch, what kind of Christmas do you think they’re going to have?
Here’s how you can help:
VOLUNTEER TO SORT TOYS
Dove Springs Recreation Center
5801 Ainez Dr, Austin, TX 78744
Sorting of toys starting at 9 a.m. Event runs from 12-3 PM
Individuals and groups welcome!
To donate or volunteer contact
Oné Musel-Gilley (pronounced onay)
or Mona Gonzalez at (512) 633-9708
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