The Duke Children's Hospital Toy Drive of 2016 was a huge success! Thank you so much to my dear friend Katy who was the sweet lady behind the idea to donate the toy in honor of Riley and Riley's Rainbows in the first place! She truly has a heart of gold! Of course, when she brought the idea up to us we were thrilled and jumped in wholeheartedly. Anytime we have the opportunity to put smiles on deserving children's faces and honor our angel at the same time is a win-win!
And what a win it was! Thanks to Katy's co-workers, family, friends, Cub Scout Pack 511, Bad Daddy's Burger Bar at Seaboard Station and their generous employees and patrons we made two separate deliveries to Duke to deliver gifts! Unfortunately, Katy was not able to get any photos the day she delivered the first round of gifts but yesterday my husband, Rob, and the amazing Amanda from Bad Daddy's, delivered a LITERAL truckload of toys! My Expedition was truly filled to the front seat with toys!
When I went to Bad Daddy's at Seaboard Station Sunday night to see the tree and all of the donations I was overwhelmed with emotion. (Can we say ugly cry?!) Cov DeRamus of Bad Daddy's and his awesome team did an amazing job of collecting toys, decorating their beautiful tree and even making a very special handpainted banner!
Words cannot express how happy it makes me that the children at Duke Children's Hospital will have so much love and kindness to look forward to soon. Here are some photos for now and we should have some others coming soon once the parents get the chance to go choose gifts for their kids to receive.
This Christmas is a very tough one for Rob and I but I can tell you that my heart is so full thinking of all of the people that came together to make this happen in honor of Riley. Thank you to all and blessings for a very Merry Christmas!
Hello, and welcome! My name is Sonya. I am forever Mom to Riley, our sweet angel in heaven, a photography lover and Founder of Riley's Rainbows Foundation.