Toy Drive a Huge Success!
A Community Toy Drive to Benefit Harvest Drive was a Huge Success
Thanks to Generous and Caring Weston Residents and City Staff.
On Thursday, November 15, 2018, staff members from Weston City Hall, the Weston Community Center and Public Works all packed up, carted off and delivered two HUGE truck loads of toys over to Western High School where Harvest Drive hosts their Harvest Drive Boutique where families in need have free access to gently used clothing, shoes, toys, books and household items - as well as food, which is Harvest Drive's main driving force. Because the volunteers for Harvest Drive needed to focus so intently on food, they asked the City to help ask for toys. We did and you, the community, answered that call.
We thank you, and the children that will receive all these toys over the holidays thanks you.
Harvest Drive started right here in Weston, in Country Isles Elementary School 26 years ago. The 'Children Helping Children' theme is true to this day. Harvest Drive is a food driven drive. Each November, working hand in hand with the Broward County Schools, volunteers assist more than 2400 families with a week’s worth of groceries as well as the fixings for a complete Thanksgiving meal. To learn more about Harvest Drive and what they do and need the year round please visit their website.
The City also donated food from the City's Emergency Operations Center, which we do annually at the end of hurricane season, if there has been no storm event or other emergency use.