Yearly Holiday Toy Drive: A Successful Mission


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Nonnewaug’s toy drive shows success by collecting lots of gifts and holiday cheer.

Bianca Gracia, Reporter

WOODBURY — This December the Woodbury FFA held its annual toy drive in conjunction with the Nonnewaug FBLA. People were able to sign up for a person between ages 8-96 and bring in what was on each person’s wish list.

Many students and teachers enjoy holding this event because they know a gift can make a huge difference during the holiday season. The due date for students to hand in selected gifts was Dec. 6. 

Items on the wish lists included clothing, art supplies, Legos, food and snacks, room decorations, and more.

The items were donated to residents and families of Woodbury and Bethlehem. The residents who asked for the items will receive them on Christmas Day.

“I love working with the group to spread some Christmas spirit,” said ag teacher Michael Lavoie, the Woodbury FFA community service advisor.

This was not Lavoie’s first time participating in this event, given that the FFA works with business teacher Adam Lengyel and the FBLA. Many members from both the FFA and the FBLA had donated items to the annual toy drive. 

Cody Kellogg, a junior, is a member of the community service committee and also participated in this event. 

 “I’m a part of the community service committee and I also knew that by donating a toy, I would be helping someone in need,” Kellogg said.