The toy drive-in event benefited Toys for Tots and the Children’s National Hospital

WASHINGTON – Adrienne Arsht, DC business leader and impact philanthropist, is on a mission to help kids have a great vacation, despite the harsh winter in the middle of a pandemic.

On Sunday, Arsht transformed the driveway of his northwest home into a drive-thru toy drop-off site, ready to spread the holiday cheer.

The United States Marines were also on hand to facilitate the disembarkation as live holiday music was performed by members of the American Pops Orchestra.

People from all over the country shipped the new toys to Arsht in hopes of making the children happy.

“People sent me things from California, Arizona,” Arsht said. “It is time that we make sure that [children] are appreciated and loved and that too will pass. “

The toy drive-in event benefited Toys for Tots and the Children’s National Hospital, where donations are given to “patients and their families during their visit to the hospital to provide comfort, entertainment and normalize the hospital environment during the holidays ”.

Anyone can donate to Children’s National Hospital by sending gifts along with a donation form as well as by donating money.

Donors are encouraged to also note items that cannot be donated, including items containing personal information, breakable items, items wrapped in gifts, cards, notes or letters, and items used. or open, among others.

The hospital also has a specific wish list, which can be used as an inspiration for toys to send.

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