L-S Reaches Toys for Tots Milestone
10,000+ Toys Donated in 13 Years
The 2018 Toys for Tots Collection Team: Mrs. Taraborelli, Lily Nauman, Ashley Conrad, Toby Harnish, Kym Kouterick, Katelyn Graybeal, Santa, Mr. Shauley, Bella Beiler, Alyssa Stilwell, Riley Moore, Mr. Berhimer, Dr. Peart
This year, L-S families donated 1,277 toys to the Marine Toys for Tots program. Not only was this the largest number of toys ever collected in a single year, but it also helped to reach a milestone total of 10,715 toys donated in the district’s 13-year history with the program. Mrs. Karen Taraborelli, a second grade teacher at Lampeter Elementary School, is the district's Toys for Tots coordinator.
Sixth grader Riley Moore continued his one-man Toys for Tots service project this year by collecting 91 toys. Riley has been responsible for donating nearly 600 toys since he started kindergarten!
This year, toys were collected for a two week period at each of the schools and the administration building. On December 7, Santa joined volunteers from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, Shultz Transportation, and the Pioneer Interact Club to collect the donations and spread some holiday cheer. The group was able to stuff an entire school bus with toys, which will now make their way into the arms of Lancaster County’s neediest children.
Thank you to everyone who donated to or helped with Toys for Tots!
Santa drops by a practice for the first grade holiday concert.
Santa and friends greet Mrs. Henry, a student, and SSD Eagle at Hans Herr.
Santa visits with Natalie, Hans Herr's Pioneer of the Week.
Santa stops for a chat in the Martin Meylin library.
Riley Moore, wearing his trademark Hawaiian shirt and Santa hat, meets with Santa before starting the toy collection.; SSD Gabby met the group in her finest Christmas attire.
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