Opp women organize toy drive

Published 12:00am Thursday, December 13, 2012

 

Come Christmas, local children and patients at a local hospital will have smiles on their faces, thanks to two Opp women, who love to spread joy, and an anonymous donation.

Debi Richburg and Sue Bowdoin said Wednesday they were busy sorting through more than 800 toys to give to students at Opp Elementary School, Opp Head Start and pediatric patients at Mizell Memorial Hospital.

“We love children, and God has put it on our hearts to try and bring a little happiness to every child we can reach,” Richburg said. “The gifts are not expensive, but the thought is full of love. We hope everyone will get in the Christmas spirit and realize that the best gift is in the giving. A child’s smile is priceless.”

Richburg said the project is one the pair has been working on for a while.

“We didn’t think it would come to pass, but due to an anonymous donation, our dream has come true,” she said. “I am overwhelmed by the Christmas spirit that I am feeling. Sue and I love all the children in this community, and wish we could do more. We hope everyone has a wonderful and Merry Christmas.”

Bowdoin said the gifts will be distributed to the schools on Tues., Dec. 18, and hopefully to the hospital on Sun., Dec. 23.

Come Christmas, local children and patients at a local hospital will have smiles on their faces, thanks to two Opp women, who love to spread joy, and an anonymous donation.

Debi Richburg and Sue Bowdoin said Wednesday they were busy sorting through more than 800 toys to give to students at Opp Elementary School, Opp Head Start and pediatric patients at Mizell Memorial Hospital.

“We love children, and God has put it on our hearts to try and bring a little happiness to every child we can reach,” Richburg said. “The gifts are not expensive, but the thought is full of love. We hope everyone will get in the Christmas spirit and realize that the best gift is in the giving. A child’s smile is priceless.”

Richburg said the project is one the pair has been working on for a while.

“We didn’t think it would come to pass, but due to an anonymous donation, our dream has come true,” she said. “I am overwhelmed by the Christmas spirit that I am feeling. Sue and I love all the children in this community, and wish we could do more. We hope everyone has a wonderful and Merry Christmas.”

Bowdoin said the gifts will be distributed to the schools on Tues., Dec. 18, and hopefully to the hospital on Sun., Dec. 23.

 

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