Ed h.

Prescott, AZ
Nominated by Ed Harrison

Volunteered for:

Yavapai Toy Makers

Length of Service:

30 hours per month for 2 years

January 20, 2014

ED concieved the idea of Yavapai Toy Makers. He built it from scratch. Designed the toys, presented them to the Childrens hospitals, clinics and shelters. Ed also raised the funds himself, did the marketing, brought in addition members. Groups started with three and is now 40 retirees making the little wood toys in their home workshops. Now the groups donates to 17 different organizations. Ed has members developing website, facebook. He found sources of free lumber. The mission statement is to donate to "kids who are ill thru no fault of their own and to kids in crisis". The toys put smiles on the faces and take their minds off their illness problems. The kids paint them and keep them for the rest of their lives. We get thank you notes on a continuous basis from the hospitals and clinics. The retirees who volunteer love to help kids, especially thos who are ill and in crisis.

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Prize Description

The National Winner’s designated non-profit charity will receive a $5,000 donation, courtesy of Home Instead, Inc., the franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® franchise network. Each Local Winner’s designated non-profit charity will receive a $500 donation. All Winners will receive a certificate and a spot in the Contest’s “Wall of Fame” here on SaluteToSeniorService.com in recognition of their outstanding service.

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