Tree of Hope Completes Its Annual Mission

Toy Collection Effort Faces Pandemic-Related Challenges


January 1, 2022

The 2021 Tree of Hope holiday toy collection event faced continued challenges prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but an ongoing public health crisis didn't stop the non-profit organization from helping children and families during trying times.

For more than 30 years, Tree of Hope has been collecting toys for children who are hospitalized during the holidays, serving approximately 40 hospitals, shelters, and Ronald McDonald houses.

"We delivered 3,200 toys," reported organizer Deb Klier. "There were also 17 large bags of stuffed animals. Normally, we are short of toys for infant, toddler an...

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