The 14th Annual Merry Memories Holiday is tomorrow and we have been busy working our magic here at RCYF to make sure this event is absolutely fabulous. Last year, over 2,000 children attended Merry Memories. This year, we are expecting even more.
For many of the families that attend, this is the only time their children will be receiving holiday gifts. We want to make sure that we are able to give everyone a present. Our goals have been set high this year and are thankful that so many of our community partners have stepped up to fill in the gaps. From hosting toy drives to supporting the games and activities that will be taking place, the support has been tremendous.
Along with all the community support, we have had some extra help from our friends at Dell. A group employees representing countries from all over the world spent the day at RCYF helping us plant a garden, beautify or outdoor areas, and find ways to get more people involved with Merry Memories. We want to say thank you to everyone who came out and donated their time.
If you want to help, it’s not too late to host your own toy drive. We are accepting toy donations until the 21st to benefit our adopt a family program. Contact us if you want more information. Also, we can always use an extra pair of hands to help out on the day of the event. If you are looking for a way to give back to your community this month, come on down and volunteer at the event.
Want to spread some holiday cheer and support RCYF at the same time? Order a set of RCYF Christmas Cards. These cards were designed by some of our kids and are a great way to let people know that you are thinking about them this holiday season. Remember, every set of cards that is sold will feed a RCYF kid for a month.
Hope to see everyone down at the Dove Springs Recreation Center tomorrow!