A Successful 9th Annual Village Toy Drive

By: Lisa Buscietta

First American State Bank Spreading Joy With Their 9th Annual Village Toy Drive

First American State Bank held four parties to collect and wrap toy donations to give to Volunteers of America for children in need

The Village Toy Drive was a huge success with 2,100 gifts donated to Volunteers of America with a value of approximately $50,000. This 9th Annual event is presented by First American State Bank and Gruber Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

First American State Bank held 4 separate parties to collect toys.  In addition, students and staff at

West Middle School collected 400 gifts this year.  Toys are wrapped and bundled together per age group so that each child receives a lovely gift.

The final wrapping party was held on Thursday, December 15th at First American State Bank with Vice President, Michelle Gruber at the helm busily wrapping and responsible for coordinating this amazing toy drive. Every employee along

with Volunteers of America staff, West Middle School students along with other volunteers were on hand to help with the final “wrap up” so that less fortunate families the Denver Metro area would have a wonderful Christmas.

Toys were delivered to Volunteers of America and handed out the Monday before Christmas along with 1,500 Christmas baskets to families in need.