Thank You for Your Donations to Kidzz Helping Kidzz
THANK YOU to everyone who donated a toy!! Kidzz Helping Kidzz exceeded its goal by collecting 1677 new toys for three area hospitals. 8-year-old Zachary, his 3-year old-brother Noah and his parents had the pleasure of delivering the toys. A large U-Haul trailer was loaded up. Zachary was greeted with a warm welcome from David Schultz, CEO of Harrison Hospital and his Executive Leadership team. After bringing in the boxes of toys, Mr. Schultz presented Zachary with a framed “Certificate of Appreciation and Gratitude” and read him the following letter:
Dear Zachary, On behalf of Harrison Medical Center, I want to personally express my gratitude for your donation of toys for our youngest patients. Your dedication and tireless efforts to collect and share over 1500 toys is a wonderful testament to the kindness and compassion in your heart. You are an amazing young man, and truly a gift to our community. Our heartfelt thanks for your generosity, which will brighten the days ahead for our young patients and their families.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Prior to reading the letter, Mr. Schultz shared that when his daughter was young, she was in the hospital and received a toy that she still has today.
The toy-filled U-Haul then boarded the ferry to Seattle. While on the ferry, the Captain announced Zachary’s toy drive and how many toys were being delivered to the hospitals. Everyone cheered!
At Seattle Children’s Hospital, Zachary was greeted by news reporters from King 5, KOMO news and Q13 News. Zachary spoke of the importance of giving to others. Here’s a link to one of the interviews:
Following the interviews, the group got back in the truck and headed to Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. They were greeted by familiar faces who were there during last year’s toy delivery. While bringing in all the toys, the staff keep commenting on how they could not believe the wonderful quality of toys that were collected and the perfect timing of our delivery. They were having an event the next morning and had run out of toys to provide to the children. The 650 toys would more than cover the need!