Volunteers Barb Webber, left, Donna McAllister and Trish Knapp with some of the many toys donated to Holly Days. Families came to ‘shop’ for their children on Wednesday, receiving five toys per child as well as gift cards to purchase food items. (Emelie Peacock photo)

Volunteers Barb Webber, left, Donna McAllister and Trish Knapp with some of the many toys donated to Holly Days. Families came to ‘shop’ for their children on Wednesday, receiving five toys per child as well as gift cards to purchase food items. (Emelie Peacock photo)

Hope Community Services overwhelmed by toy donations

Each child in need received five toys at Holly Days

Families in need who came to ‘shop’ at Hope Community Services Holly Days emerged with five toys for each of their children, in addition to gift cards for food purchases. Some families also received one of 28 bikes donated.

Executive director Michele Thornhill said the organization had never seen so many toys donated in the history of Holly Days. Families came on Wednesday and singles on Thursday to Grace Baptist Church for the annual event.