FRAMINGHAM – Two giant elves jumped into the lake today in Framingham.
Sharon and Timothy Gilbert of Timothy’s Toy Box challenged Framingham and MetroWest residents to donate $7,000 to support the 13th year of Timothy’s Toy Box.
If $7,000 was raised, the two promised to jump into the lake dressed as elves. The campaign raised almost $7,500.
So today, the two Framingham residents- dressed as elves – jumped into the lake.
” In 2007, my son Timothy and I set up a non profit corporation to help local children in need during the holiday season. We give local children toys for Christmas that may not have received any gifts if we did not help. We want to help as many children as we can to have a merry little Christmas,” said Sharon Gilbert.
“Tim and I truly appreciate all of the donations and support over the past 13 years. Thanks to so many generous people helping us reach our fundraising goal, we will be helping 450 Framingham kids have a great Christmas this year!,” said Gilbert to Source today.
Since 2007, Timothy’s Toy Box has collected and purchased more than 17,000 new toys and delivered them to the local homeless shelters, schools, hospitals and churches as well as many other local children that we were made aware of that needed some help.
The organization also provides wrapping paper, tape, scissors, tags, batteries and blankets to the parents so they can have everything they would need.
“So far, we have helped more than 3,500 local children in need!” states the Timothy’s Toy Box website.
It was a blustery 41 degrees today, with 20-25 miles per hour wind gusts, but the Elves took the plunge into the lake.
“I think we will skip the elf dunk next time though. It was way too cold for me, but Tim was fine with it,” said Gilbert.
If you would still like to help Timothy’s Toy Box, you can by visiting www.timothystoybox.com .