In addition to assisting with the 2022 FSAS Acts of Kindness Holiday Family Program, IAP assisted at The Salvation Army Toy Shop. Over 16,000 toys were received from across Champaign County via the Toys For Tots Program, the Salvation Army Angel Trees at Market Place Mall and area Walmart stores, local businesses and organizations, and some very special individuals who came through with some extra special last-minute gifts! This year the Toy Shop helped over 1,000 families (which includes over 4,000 children) in our community with the assistance of about 60 to 70 volunteers December 15-19. Some of your fellow IAP members joined those volunteers by donating their time to assist in sorting toys, stocking tables and shelves, and assisting clients with shopping. The gratitude of clients was overwhelming and the reward for all the volunteers was immeasurable as there is no greater gift than to give.
Thank you once again to all of our IAP members as well as their families and guests who assisted during the holiday season.