I wish every child slept in a bed and had a chimney from which to hang stockings.
I wish every child dreamed of sugar-plums dancing.
I wish every child could imagine that chubby and plump figure driving out of sight into the wintry air.
I wish every child could hear about Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen.
I wish every child could run to a tree and see presents wrapped in festive paper and colorful bows.
I wish every child could wake up on Christmas morning with a toy to unwrap.
Sadly, children all across our prosperous country wake up in cars, in shelters or in houses bare of presents or even food.
Toys for Tots is an organization begun by a man who could find no organization that helped make Christmas a brighter day for children by making sure no child had Christmas without a toy to unwrap. In 1947, Major Bill Hendricks began the Toys for Tots effort and our country’s Marines took up the call in 1948.
This year, our firm is a co-sponsor of this worthy event in the Palm Beach area. We encourage everyone to think back; to remember the spirit of the season; and to help bring a smile to a child who may otherwise have no reason for joy.
Make a difference in your life by making a difference in the life of a child. Go to the Toys for Tots website or, if you live in the Palm Beaches, go to the Channel 5 website for more information.