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The first year of existence, there were only about 30 kids to serve, operating off of around $300.00. They were accepting whatever toys they could get, including used toys. The organization incorporated with the state of Georgia on Jan 16, 1990. Today we are raising money on a year round basis. We only provide toys now as opposed to then. We screen all of our applicants through Chattanooga 211 to eliminate duplication of services. We have five to seven fund raisers throughout the year. And we reach out to our corporate sponsors as well as individuals who support us on a yearly basis. We satisfy the need of anywhere between 1,500 to 2,000 children representing 400 to 700 families in Walker County. We spend around forty thousand to fifty thousand dollars per year, turning a full sized gymnasium into a huge toy paradise for families to shop for their choice of toys. We are a non-profit, government entity organization whose books are audited each year along with Walker County. We have a board made up of a president, coordinator, vice president, secretary, treasurer, numerous individual committee chairs, and voting members.