Texas non-profits travel to Savannah, donate 10,000 toys to WSAV Holiday Hope Program


It’s the time of the year when many of us are feeling inspired to pay it forward.

But there are two Texas-based organizations going the extra mile to give families throughout the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry some Holiday Hope.

News 3’s Courtney Cole has the story.

This is no ordinary donation to the WSAV Holiday Hope Program.

In fact, there are 10,000 Disney toys on this truck and they’ve made their way to Savannah all the way from Texas, with the help of Micheal Harrison of the faith-based non-profit organization called, The Faith Works Project.

“We just want people to know that they’re loved, they’re cared about, that they’re not forgotten,” said Harrison.

And Danny Park of the Texas-based non-profit, Transitional Outreach Ministries, Incorporated.

They usually work together to provide help and disaster relief assistance for in their area, but it was Harrison’s grandfather, Charlie Ross, that gave him the idea to bring the toys to Savannah, Georgia.

“And as soon as I saw them, I thought WSAV, we have got to get them together! And so I was just a messenger, I contacted WSAV and Deb Thompson took it from there,” Ross told News 3.

Seven-thousand of the toys were dropped off at The Salvation Army on Bee Road.

The three-thousand remaining toys will be taken to Bluffton Self-Help.

Park tells News 3 it’s their way of being a blessing to others.

“The toys simply acknowledge the dignity of the individual and the family. Mom and dad may not have enough in the way of means to give their children much and now here they can. It actually demonstrates someone cares,” said Park.

They did run into a little trouble on the way to the Hostess City of the South; the truck ended up getting three flat tires. But luckily, the staff at Savannah Tire were in the holiday spirit, too! They donated some tires to help them finish their trip.

To find out more about Transitional Outreach Ministries, Incorporated click here.

To learn more about The Faith Works Project, click here.


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