Week 50: Toys for Tots Drop off and a surprise donation

Project: Toys for Tots and an unexpected donation

Actual Time Taken: 20 minutes

Our Toys for Tots box was soon overflowing with donations, which was awesome to see! I was planning on taking the donations to the local Toys for Tots drop off in my car because there was so many bags full of toys, until one of the cast members told me a hilarious story.

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So many donations! 

My friend had been at the Starbucks around the corner when she saw a Toys for Tots basket by the check out counter. She picked up two toys with the intention of buying them and donating them in our bin at the theater. She was all ready to pay for it when the woman behind the counter explained that Starbucks was also running a donation drive, and my friend was trying to buy other people’s donations!

So sweet, and so funny.

And this is how I learned that I could carry our donations from the theater to the Starbucks on the same block! So convenient!

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(Thanks to leatherndevil for this shot!)

So I did just that. I gathered up the bags and made one trip, and then went back and got the overflowing box and hauled it out of the stage door before I was stopped by a sweet local carpenter that I worked with backstage. He insisted on carrying the box of toys to Starbucks for me, so I took a few toys off the top of the pile and made the short walk to the coffee shop.

It took no time at all, compared to the drive I would have had to make had my friend not tried to buy the donations from Starbucks. Here’s to time saving mistakes!

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Starbucks image credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/leatherndevil/15702014876/

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