From: Jim Eddy, Coordinator
2013 Toys for Tots Drive
Hiawatha Valley Marines
The Hiawatha Valley Marines wish to express our appreciation to the Winona community for its excellent support of our 2013 Toys for Tots drive. This drive provided 800 kids with toys. In addition our effort resulted in assisting over 400 families in assuring their children could enjoy a special toy for Christmas.
We wish to thank the following institutions and businesses for their sustained support of our annual Toys for Tots drive. The list includes Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical, Winona Radio, HBC, the Winona Mall, Merchants Bank (Main Street, Sarnia and Mankato, Goodview), Winona National Bank (Broadway and Junction, next to Target, West Broadway), Eastwood Bank, Wells Fargo Bank (Mankato, Main, and Goodview) Harley-Davidson of Winona, Auto Works, Mills Fleet Farm, Kmart, Shopko, Minn. Dept. of Transportation, Midtown Foods, Winona Athletic Association, Menards, Benchmark, Elks Lodge, Westfield Golf, TRW, Hy-Vee, Walmart, Riverside Electronics-Lewiston, Hal Leonard, Maurices, Dahl Toyota, Dahl GM, Sugar Loaf Ford, Law Enforcement Center, Dollar Tree, Fastenal, Goodview Activity Group, Sons of the American Legion, Post 9 American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Walgreens, Peerless Chair, La Boutique, St. Maryís University, WSU, Watlow, Winona County Historical Center, Bonnie Raeís Cafe, St. Anne, Callista Court, Minnesota First, Project FINE, Gifts for Winona, Studio Salon, Sun Tan City, Trester Trolley (Clarence Russell), Williamson Sugar Loaf Amusement Inc., Stan Palubicki (homemade toys), Reinarts Stained Glass Studio, Pipe Dream Toys, and several churches, including St. Stanislaus, St. Johnís, the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, St. Casimirís, St. Paulís Catholic Church, and Pleasant Valley Church.
In addition, we are most appreciative of the many citizens who provided financial support to our effort. Their involvement underscores the commitment of Winonaís citizens to community focused endeavors.
Our effort was ably supported by the Winona Community Foundationís administration of the Hiawatha Valley Marinesí financial affairs. Finally, the Hiawatha Valley Marines 2013 Toys for Tots drive was most fortunate to have once again the assistance of many volunteers managing the distribution of toys at the Christmas Toy Store located in the Tandeski Center on the campus of Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical and Winona Radio.