“Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” ~ H. Jackson Brown Jr.
It’s hard to believe, but in exactly two weeks, Thanksgiving will be upon us and shortly after that we’ll be in full-scale Christmas mode. For the team here at Gamino Décor, that means it’s time for our annual Toy Drive. And while we love to make your furniture beautiful, we love to bring joy into the lives of struggling children even more. The greatest happiness comes from what you give away and we’d like to invite all our clients to join us in that happiness.
Right now, at the shop, we are collecting toys and gift cards for children whose parents are part of the recovery and wellness programs at BHS Mental Health Facilities of Los Angeles. When we started the toy drive, we partnered with a different organization, but we never felt like we reached the kids who needed help the most. With the team at Behavioral Health Services, we are able to make a difference in the lives of children who are survivors of parental addiction, abusive homes and in some cases on the run for their lives. We have the incredible privilege of helping these beautiful children feel “normal” for a day.
Our goal is to collect at least 500 toys. Anyone interested can bring a new toy (still in the box) to our shop located at 2616 W. Magnolia Boulevard – Suite B, Burbank, CA 91505. Gift cards are also being collected. Additionally, if you own a gently used bike or an electronic gaming device that is in excellent condition, these are also being accepted for older children. As an added incentive, with any toy donation worth $15 or more, Gamino Décor will provide a discount up to $100 off your next order (discount is dependent on purchase amount).
Anyone who donates a toy is welcome to join us in December as we distribute gifts at the Hawthorne IOP facility. We would love to have you help us distribute toys. Trust me when I say that the biggest gift that you will give is the one you give to yourself! Happy Holidays Friends!