Several Goodall Homes
Model Homes in middle-Tennessee served as dropoff locations for the Sadie Smile Toy Drive
, which was created in memory of Sadie Davis
, the 17-month-old daughter of one of our employees, Amber Davis. Sadie lost her battle to a very rare form of acute leukemia in December 2012.
The toy drive went from May 17th-June 8th, and Amber has been working hard to get these toys delivered to area hospitals and DCS offices for use in foster families. In all, toys will be delivered to nine different locations in both Tennessee and Kentucky.
Today was delivery #7, which was to the Sumner County DCS. Their offices are located directly next to the Goodall Homes home office. Several Goodall team members were available this morning to help carry several bins of toys into DCS. These toys will (hopefully) give the children who find themselves in foster care something to smile about.
Today's delivery was actually one of the smaller deliveries, even though it filled an entire SUV head to toe. So far, toys have been delivered to
1) Wilson County DCS
(Wilson County, TN)
2) Kentucky Children’s Hospital
3) The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial
4) Lighthouse Counseling Services
5) Children’s Advocacy Center & CASA
6) Methodist Hospital
7) Sumner County DCS
(Sumner County, TN)
Still to go:
8) Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
9) Port de Paix, Haiti (as a part of a mission trip to an orphanage in August)
Amber was asked this morning if she had any idea how many bins of toys are being delivered total. She replied around 40-50, and
these are not small bins! Between money donations (which were used to buy toys) and new and very gently used toys donated, probably about $12,000-$14,000 worth of toys are being given away through the Sadie Smile Toy Drive.
If you’d like to see pics from other deliveries, and to learn more about how Sadie's life is making a difference, please visit www.facebook.com/shineonsadie
Thanks again to everyone who participated in the Sadie Smile Toy Drive! It has truly been an overwhelming success.