For the second year, the Merakey Foundation held a virtual toy drive, with donations benefitting over 200 children and adolescents in our Foster Care and other children’s programs. More than 170 donors sponsored one or more children and ordered toys, games, clothes, and other gifts, based on children’s wish lists. In addition to the donated gifts, over $11,000 was raised to purchase additional presents and gift cards for the children.

This week, Merakey staff members from the Foster Care program delivered all the gifts to the families, to ensure the children had them in time for Christmas. While organizing the gifts, WTAJ News stopped by Merakey’s office in Dubois, PA to learn more about the toy drive and to talk with Merakey staff and a foster parent. Watch the news clip below.

Special thanks to everyone who supported this year’s toy drive and for helping to make the holidays brighter for individuals and families we serve!