Christmas in July toy drive
(from left) Art Malina, Chairwoman Eileen Gorski, Jim Chirbas, and Blanche Chirbas, members of Divine Providence Church, sit among donated toys at the foundation’s warehouse.
Divine Providence Church in Westchester celebrated the spirit of giving during their annual Christmas in July toy drive to benefit the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest Foundation.
Parishioners collected hundreds of toys and gift certificates to help children and teens fighting cancer.
“It is our great privilege to be a small part of this great foundation,” said Eileen Gorski, toy drive chairwoman for Divine Providence. “May each toy give a smile to a child battling cancer. We can see God’s hand in this foundation.”
The POTCF is a nonprofit organization that provides comfort and distraction from painful procedures to children and teens diagnosed with cancer by providing a toy, gift or gift certificate in 42 hospitals nationwide.
For more information about the Treasure Chest Foundation, contact Colleen Kisel at (708) 687-TOYS (8697) or visit www.treasurechest.org.~.