Toys 4 Kids 2021
Thank you for helping us Make Magic Happen for more than 1900 children in TEAM’s region this year!
Thanks to community supporters like you, TEAM Toys 4 Kids 2021 was a success!
Friends, neighbors, and community partners,
We would like to extend another sincere “thank you” to everyone who helped make TEAM Toys 4 Kids 2021 a success. Despite the many challenges brought upon every part of our lives amidst the public health emergency, your generosity and compassionate efforts made magic happen for over 1,900 children!
The holidays can be a stressful time, especially given the health and economic challenges and heightened stresses we are all still facing right now. This year, many faced near-empty bank accounts and had to make difficult decisions — between providing food for their family, paying the rent, diapers, heating their home, and more – and on top of it, had to choose between those things and giving gifts to their children. Also, times of stress and situations of personal inadequacy as adults/parents can have a real impact on everyone around them including their children. Plus, there’s a social stigma and anxiety among kids less fortunate in school and in play/social experiences – in other words, the stigma of the “haves” and “have nots” and how benevolent Santa was for some kids, but not for others… These memories for children can echo a limitless amount of time and impact experiences ahead for any child, and have an immeasurable emotional and social impact. Our TEAM Toys 4 Kids program is meant to ease and eliminate these stressors for parents and give all children a holiday filled with magic and love. During this holiday season, your support for TEAM Toys 4 Kids made an impact far beyond what you can imagine.
You all helped us take one worry off parents’ plates this year, and brought some much-needed joy to kids. Each toy donated, collected, and delivered was under the tree in a household on Christmas morning, just waiting to be opened by a wide-eyed child. We cannot thank you enough – everyone in the community who raised funds, sponsored our initiative, donated their time, collected and donated toys and supplies for our toy store – we could not have done this without you. Collectively, we Made Magic Happen, and we at TEAM are eternally grateful for the outpouring of support for Toys 4 Kids. It is inspiring and humbling to see us all come together to bring joy to our neighbors in need.
Our success was made possible with the support of 534 donors, volunteers and businesses who all came together to Make Magic Happen, along with everyone who hosted an event to help us fundraise and collect toys, and so many other immeasurable ways our community contributed. We would like to also give a special thank you to our TEAM Toys 4 Kids 2021 Magic Makers Committee led by Carolyn Cutaneo and Carol Pendagast, who led the way to our success.
From all of us at TEAM, thank you for making TEAM Toys 4 Kids 2021 possible. Together, we made a meaningful difference in the lives of many children. Wishing you a healthy and happy 2022!
Silver Bells Sponsors
Prestige Industrial Finishing Co. Ansonia Rod & Gun Club People’s United Bank Emmett O’Brien Technical High School Progressive Diagnostics Seymour Police Department
Sleigh Bells Sponsors
Park Trucking and Contracting, LLC The Innovative CPA Group, LLC Click Bond, Inc.
Ion Bank Foundation Peralta Design, LLC Venman and Company, LLC
Polar Energy Valley Electric Supply Company OEM Controls, Inc.
Tomasella, Schlitter, and Burrell Cornell Scott Hill Health Center Curtiss Ryan Honda
Church of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Comfort Keepers City of Shelton
Jingle Bells Sponsors
Earthworks Excavating & Landscaping, Inc. Charles Marrone & Son Remodeling CT Electrical Services
Pepe Realty Inc. Explorers Learning Center American Total Protection, LLC
Calvert Safe & Lock, Ltd. Hoffman Energy Thule, Inc.
FMG Termite & Pest Control Smith’s Shell Station TBNG Consulting
Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P. Cole Heating & Cooling LEX Products
B Line Graphics Michael Lynch