Three Great Organizations Combine to Assure a Happy Holiday for Kids
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Three organizations combined forces on December 16 to assure that families and children had a joyous Holiday. On that day, the staff, volunteers and friends of the Saratoga-based Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) gathered for a Holiday Happy Hour & Toy Drive at the Principessa Elena Society.
“Our happy “herd” of 25-30 friends brought more than 120 wrapped gifts , including 50 donated by our friends at Lazy Dog Cookie Co in Ballston Spa.!” Kimberly Weir of TRF imparted, with her usual enthusiasm.
The gifts were delivered to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, where families supported by the New York Racetrack Chaplaincy were invited to come “choose a toy” for every child. Gifts were available on Saturday and Sunday during museum hours/ Museum staff greeted each family and helped them find explore the gifts – sorted by age. Fifteen families came over the course of the weekend.
The remaining gifts were distributed to Chaplaincy families in the area, and even a surplus was given to the Salvation Army just in time for their toy distribution before Christmas.