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Volunteers from NCL Del Sol Chapter resting before they began sorting the stuffed animal donations (courtesy photo)

The 2019 Care ‘n Share Toy Drive Distributed 12k+ Stuffed Animals

Del Mar CA— The Care ‘n Share Toy Drive 2019, a project of Torrey Pines Rotary Club, is pleased to announce distribution of over 12,850 new and gently used stuffed animals donated to our collection drive during the San Diego County Fair.

Makayla & Sharon, Nancy, Stella & Susie ready to load the truck(courtesy photo)

Christy, Mark & Sharon putting the last of the donations into the delivery truck (courtesy photo)

“We could not have done this without the wonderful support of the entire San Diego region!” said Nancy Stoke, Chair. “It is heartwarming to see the smiles on the faces of the children who choose to donate their prizes so that another child can play with them, and then the delighted faces of the children who receive the donations.” she continued.  “A hearty thanks goes out to the staff at both Oceanside Library locations for hosting collection boxes, and also to the wonderful Oceanside area residents who filled the collection boxes to overflowing! Thanks too to NCL Del Sol Chapter and NCL Poway Chapter for their help at the Fair, and to Del Mar Plaza, Two Men and a Truck, and Affordable Printer Care for their logistical support.”

The stuffed animal donations have been distributed to eight local organizations serving health and welfare needs of children in the region. Founded by Nancy in 2009, San Diegans have donated and the Care ‘n Share Toy Drive has distributed over 95,000 toys to put smiles on the faces of children in need. For more information or to donate, go to www.carensharetoydrive.com.