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By Tim Hennagir
Managing Editor 

Holiday Tree of Hope Heads Into Home Stretch

Toy Collection Effort Culminates Dec. 4 in St. Cloud


November 1, 2021

Photo Courtesy Tree of Hope

Various aviation-related groups (EAA Chapters, flying clubs, Shriners) collect toys within their groups, purchase toys throughout the year, and fly or drive them to the event site.

For more than 30 years, Holiday Tree of Hope has been collecting toys for children who are hospitalized during the holidays.

The non-profit organization serves over 40 hospitals, shelters, and Ronald McDonald houses each year, bringing smiles to children and families who are dealing with trying times.

This year, Tree of Hope is moving back to having an in-person toy collection event, with changes prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Organizers are asking for limited socialization at the collection site. Tree of Hope volunteers will be social distancing as the toys are dropped off, sorted, a...

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