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Retired WWII Veterans Who Make Toys For Children In War-Torn Countries Are Definitely Made of Happy

Friday, December 19th, 2008

I’m sorry my title is so long. But man, are these folks awesome or what?! 

“Toys for God’s Kids” is a non-profit organization that makes wooden toys, and sends them to children around the world.

To date, the group has made 148,000 toys and sent them to places like Afghanistan, Kenya and Colombia. U.S. soldiers also hand out the toys to kids in Iraq.

The Holly Creek Woodworkers, as they’re called, are mostly made up of World War II veterans, who know the dangers and consequences of war. They all live at the Holly Creek Retirement Community.

via Oct. 12, 2008: Holly Creek Woodworkers Make And Ship Toys To Children In War-Torn Nations – 7 Everyday Hero News Story – KMGH Denver.

The linked article has more information, as well as a little video of them making the toys. I am totally choked up. 

As an aside, I have to say that starting this blog has been so great for me. I feel like my faith in my fellow human beings has truly been renewed. There are so many good people out there.

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