Help Spread Holiday Cheer by Donating to Skylight Toy Drive
Monday, November 9, 2015

The Skylight Foundation, in partnership with Platform Beer Co., Casey’s Irish Imports Inc., and Valley Ford Truck Inc., is excited to launch its annual holiday toy drive to benefit the Cleveland Police Foundation and the partners of Lutheran Hospital.  The toy drive, which will run from November 9 to December 11, is all about bringing happiness to less fortunate families and children in our community during this holiday season.

Steve Thompson, President of the Skylight Foundation, said “It’s great to see that giving is often at the top of many people’s holiday list and we are always grateful for the support we receive.  It’s so important that every child in our community gets to experience the joy of receiving a gift.  For some families who have fallen on hard times, simply being able to provide a Christmas gift for their children can be a real struggle so anything you can give makes such a difference.  Seeing a child opening a gift that’s just for them is so special.  They are so appreciative and remember it for a long time to come.”

Justin Carson, Skylight Foundation board member and Partner at Platform Beer Co., added “The two organizations benefiting from the toy drive do fantastic work for kids in our community. The Cleveland Police Foundation funds youth and community outreach programs which enrich the lives of Cleveland’s kids and families. Gifts will be distributed at their annual Children’s Holiday Party in December. The Lutheran Hospital will partner with agencies throughout Cleveland to identify families and kids most in need.  So please give what you can.”

Jeff Zemito, who is serving as the internal co-ordinator within Skylight Financial Group, added "This year we are delighted to be partnering with Platform, Casey's and Valley Ford Truck. With their support we look forward to making this the best toy drive yet!"

We are looking for gifts for little ones through to age 18.  Details on how you can donate, the various drop-off locations and the types of gifts required are included in the flyer.

Also on Saturday December 5th from 2-4pm, we will be hosting a “Give a toy, get a beer” day at Platform where you can drop off a toy, get a beer for $1 and a slice of pizza courtesy of the Cleveland Police Foundation.

Many thanks for your support!