Wednesday, November 10, 2010

10.11.10 -- Delivery Day 2010

Arriving at Hope Children's Hospital, the girls took no time grabbing a wagon and getting to work unloading the vehicles. Through the entire process of Dylan's Gifts, it has been amazing to see how much they have been able to do all by themselves this year.

Of course, we had several large boxes that the girls still can't quite get on their own.

Even though she is not big enough to help carry yet, she enjoyed being a part of the day and watching the big girls keep walking by as she waited in the stroller.

Presenting the Disney Princess portable DVD player...

And the Disney Cars portable DVD player...

And 2 more portable DVD players, a Leapster and a DSi (all with accessories)...

Giving out Dylan's Gifts was extra special as the girls were able to give a toy to a young boy and his sister. (They have always hoped that siblings also have received some of Dylan's Gifts.)

As we finished up the delivery, the girls enjoyed a quick ride in the wagons.
This cart full of boxes made an amazing sight as it headed into the Hospital.
In the girls' own words, "Thank you so much. This year, we gave over 1,700 gifts to Hope Children's Hospital. With the donated money, we bought a DSi, Leapster and four portable DVD players and their accessories."

Dylan's Gifts continues to provide so many children with so much joy, because we are helped by so many people! Thank you to all who supported our efforts in 2010 and honored Dylan along with us!

10.10.10 -- All Ready to Go!

Three boxes of activity books, sticker books, coloring books, notepads and paper.

Five boxes of tightly packed, brand new books.

Four boxes of crayons (most are boxes of 24 crayons) and markers.

Something that was extra special this year is that with the money that was donated, we were able to pick out four portable DVD players (one was a Disney Princess style and one was a Disney Cars style) and movies, a DSi and several accessories, and a Leapster with its accessories, too. We know that many children will be able to enjoy these gifts.
The Pillow Pets were also very special and we know that some lucky children will like to cuddle with these.
All the boxes are ready to be loaded for delivery.
These smiles tell a great story!

10.10.10 -- Update on Dylan's Gifts 2010

Unfortunately, many of our early pictures of this year's toy drive work were lost when our external hard drive crashed. Thankfully, we do have pictures to share of our final preparations. Stay tuned.....