Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Toys for Tots surprise

EDITOR:

As a route driver in the Toys for Tots campaign I have seen dramatic improvements each year. Community outreach has added to involvement by many more private sector employers, first responders, county government offices, the City of Placerville, civic and fraternal organizations, schools and many individuals who have given the program consistent upward momentum.

A phenomenon that was more evident in 2012 was the number of businesses that came on board late in the campaign. Talk about momentum. One such business was Riebes Auto Parts in Shingle Springs. With barely three weeks to go in the campaign I gave Riebes a toy collection container. Manager Pat Golly was confident he could gather a large number of toys to help provide kids from needy families with toys on Christmas Day. That’s just what happened. He also showed me a huge rolling tool box on display in the store for which a drawing already was underway. He asked me to return on Dec. 21 to draw the winning ticket. I agreed to do so.

Pat mentioned that the Toys for Tots campaign could expect a cash contribution after the tool box drawing was done. On Dec. 21 I was at Riebes to draw the winning ticket and was joined there by Sue Henderson, Toys for Tots co-chair in El Dorado County. I drew the winning ticket and was flabbergasted by what came next. Pat Golly presented us with a check for $1,365.00 from Riebes Auto Parts, an amount far exceeding what we hoped for. This check was made possible by the stores in Shingle Springs, Placerville and Pollock Pines. It gives the 2013 Toys for Tots campaign the momentum to start strong. Thanks Pat Golly. Thanks Riebes.

JACK TUTTLE
Shingle Springs

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