THE KIDS WE SERVE
WHO ARE THE KIDS? WHERE ARE THEY FROM? HOW DO WE FIND THEM? AND HOW ARE THE KIDS AFFECTED BY THE TOYS?
The kids are from families just like yours and mine. They were born with illnesses or difficiencies that will create problems for them either early in life or throughout their lives. They are children who come from homes that are dysfunctional in some way and are, therefore, separated from families, siblings and parents. Just imagine yourself in these situations. That’s why people reach into their pocket books to help us.
How do we find them? We search constantly for hospitals, agencies, shelters.. where these kids could be…and believe me…we don’t have to look very far. The various agencies, hospitals and crisis centers through whom we distribute the toys do a wonderful service. Our job is to keep the toys flowing through these facilities.
How are the kids affected by the toys? Big, important question.
We’re told that quite often that’s the only toy the kids have. The kids enjoy painting them, just playing with them, trading them….the BIG thing is that it “puts smile on their face and takes their minds off their health or other problems”.
We certainly invite questions. Please direct them to Ed at yavapaitoymakers