Since 2019, the Burtonsville community has stepped up to help others in need around the holiday season with their annual Burtonsville Holiday Toy Drive. These successful local toy drives have resulted in over 400 Burtonsville-area children receiving gifts. A video was created and posted by Lyn David, local Burtonsville resident, and leader of this successful effort. When asked why Lyn is so passionate about this effort, she said, “It has been so rewarding to see the Burtonsville community come together to provide for families in need around the holidays. The smiles on the faces of the children as we give them their gifts motivate us to come back every year and work harder.”
This year, the community realizes many families are facing financial struggles and they have an opportunity to help. A group of dedicated and engaged volunteers have generously donated their resources in hopes of delivering the most successful Burtonsville holiday toy drive ever.
The effort has generated a lot of interest from local businesses who also want to contribute. Squisito Pizza and Pasta in Burtonsville has generously offered to collect the toys at their restaurant, and are offering a free slice of pizza and soft drink for those who bring a new unwrapped toy to donate between November 22nd and December 9th. (One per person) JCA Handywoman, LLC has sponsored the cost of gift wrap, tape, bows, and any supplies required by the volunteers. Burtonsville Elementary School PTA has sponsored and coordinated the distribution location. Santa and his elves will be handing out gifts on Saturday, December 17th.
The Burtonsville community asks you to consider helping to bring joy to a child this holiday season. If you want to help, visit Burtonsville, MD 20866 2.0 on Facebook, bring a new, unwrapped toy to Squisito Pizza and Pasta in Burtonsville, or contact Dave Golden.