Culpeper Toy Chest and Clore-English Funeral Home would like to acknowledge the following individuals and businesses that made the 2016 campaign a meaningful success; a total of 4,061 toys were collected in Culpeper and distributed in Culpeper County through Culpeper Community Christmas Basket, S.A.F.E. and C.C.D.C. Culpeper County, the PATH Foundation and Crossfit Culpeper made this year a huge success with a grant and fundraising and were able to stretch the dollar and shop locally. When we all come together for the citizens of Culpeper, amazing things happen!
For facilitating our group of shoppers: Bill and Whitney Edwards and Kristen Taylor with Lolipop Station and Target. To the families that helped shop for the Culpeper Toy Chest with grant and donated funds; Laura Loveday and family (Comprehensive Planner with Culpeper County who found the Holiday Magic grant) and Kim Ellis from the Culpeper County Board of Supervisors and Michael and Jessica Duff and family from Crossfit Culpeper.
For publicity provided: Culpeper Chamber of Commerce, Culpeper Media Network TV, Culpeper Renaissance, Inc., Culpeper Star Exponent, Culpeper Times, and WJMA/103.1FM and 105.5 FM AM1490 and Sam-FM 94.3.
For donating a place to sort and count all the toys: Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department.
For providing the rental trucks for delivery and pick-up of all toys collected: Merchant’s Grocery and Ames Draperies and those “elves” driving the truck and doing all the heavy lifting of all the toy boxes on collection day, Steve Baker, Bill Blaine, Ron Evans and Doug Ray.
For donating assorted batteries for any toys collected in need of them: Merchant’s Grocery.
For helping to SORT and COUNT thousands of toys: Boy Scout Troop 196, Andy Anderson, Robin Baker, Steve Baker, Owen Butler, Donna Chabot, Amanda Clark, Aubrie Clark, Brandy Clark, Chris Clark, Lexie Clark, Addie Cook, Audrey Cook, Taeqen Cross, Dominic Cruz, Tony Cruz, Marcus Emmott, Mark Emmott, Andrew Flack, Chase Fowler, Cira Fowler, Alexandra Hankins, Tammy Harrison, Christian Hefner, Robert Hefner, Hannah Hetzer, Sandy Hetzer, Johan Jallah, Taylor Jamison, Nicholas Luces, Michael Nunberg, Jenn Pickering, Kove Pickering, Joshalynn Poole, Samuel Pories, Bethany, Ramey Kate, Ramsey, Eddie Rutherford, Alex Sheehan, Sarah Sheehan, Thomas Sheehan, C. Shifflett, Grace Simpson, Jamie Simpson, Joanne Williams, Katalena Williams, Laylah Williams, Riley Wilton and Kelsey Yates.
For being a toy collection site: Continental Teves, Culpeper Self Storage, Terremark Worldwide Inc., Eagle Postage, Z’s Nu Look Salon Ltd., Gary’s Ace Hardware, Culpeper UMC, Commonwealth Medical, Country Cookin’, Family Dollar, Golds Gym, Crossfit Culpeper, Integrity Automotive, VA Community Bank, Century 21, Shenandoah Garden Spot, Frost Café’, Reigning Cats & Dogs, Culpeper Tourism Department, Culpeper County Human Recourses Office, Chrysalis Counseling Center, Hale’s Auto Service, Mountain Run Bowling Center, Aarons Sales & Lease, Culpeper Police Department, Partners 1st Federal Credit Union, Payne Pools and Spas, Chic FiL A, Martins Grocery Store, Culpeper Tire and Auto, Rice Tire Company, Integrity Automotive, Culpeper Petroleum Co-Op Inc., Starbucks, Lowes, K & M Lawn, Garden, and Arborist Supply, BB & T, Oak View National Bank, Carter Bank & Trust, Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office, Culpeper E-911 Dispatch Center, Culpeper Chamber of Commerce, Randy’s Flowers by Endless Creations, Battlefield Toyota, Battlefield Ford, Battlefield Chevrolet, Country Shoppes, Chrysler of Culpeper, Clore-English Funeral Home.
As Always, a huge thank you to the Culpeper community; without YOU, this project would not be a success year after year. This was our 19th Year of toy collection success; REMEMBER THE NAME ‘CULPEPER TOY CHEST’, and as always. Thank you and Happy New Year!
Culpeper Toy Chest President