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The Klum Family hard at work in the kitchen preparing breakfast for Toy N Joy volunteers.
The Klum family took to the kitchen last week to honor Toy N Joy Maker volunteers at the 1st Annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast.
Gresham Fire & Emergency Services Deputy Chief Jim Klum and his wife Julie, their daughter Mary, their son Portland Fire & Rescue Captain Jamie Klum, and his daughter Alexis cooked heaping platefuls of syrup drenched waffles, eggs, and sausage for over 40 volunteers. The breakfast was a way to thank the over 40 volunteers who took time out of their busy holiday schedules to sort donated toys and fill toy orders for families in need at the Toy N Joy Makers warehouse in NE Portland.
An average number of 20 volunteers a day are needed to help fill toy orders.
Portland Fire & Rescue’s (PF&R) Toy N Joy Makers was founded in 1914 to help provide Portland’s needy children and low income families with toys, books, and other gifts during the winter holiday season. The Toy N Joy Maker’s toy program is the largest in Oregon and has a history of working alongside local and state agencies. During December 2009, toys were given to over 8,500 children from 3,000 families living within Portland city limits. The Toy N Joy Maker’s toy program is the largest in Oregon and has a history of working alongside local and state agencies.
Firefighters from Station 30 help sort toys, restock selves, and package orders.
In the last two months of 2009, 20 average volunteers assisted each day taking toy request phone calls from parents, inputting requests into the computer, restocking shelves, and putting orders together for pick up. These volunteers gave an estimated 4,250 total hours of their time along with 950 hours provided by PF&R fire station crews. If you are interested in volunteering with Toy N Joy during 2011, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact (503) 823-0922 during normal business hours.
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December 28 2010