We have been blessed by the thoughtfulness and generosity of so many people and corporations. Pallets of toys have been given by a local manufacturer. Other foundations have partnered with us to collect mountains of toys.
One year we were able to give a disabled military veteran and his family, their children's greatest wish - their very own backyard swing set.
The morning of June 19, 2012, Pauline Boyle drove to the local Post Office to mail a doll and a teddy bear her husband, Tom, had asked her to send for a little girl who had touched his heart. Upon returning home, Pauline was met by three men who had come to her house to inform her of Tom's death earlier that day.
The package was lost for over three months. Later that year in October, it was found and delivered to a six year old girl named Tamanah. She became the inspiration for the Tom's Toys initiative of The Thomas J. Boyle Foundation.
To quote Pauline, "This is a bittersweet ending to many dark days we have had to endure and does bring comfort to our family. I pray that all of you remember those who serve and those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our county. But also keep in your hearts the real victims in any war - our children."
We are been proud to support a long list of organizations including:
Hines Fisher House https://www.fisherhouse.org
Downs syndrome achievement centers
Comer Children's Hospital
St. Francis Solanis Parish
Lac Courte Oreilles reservation in Wisconsin including the first Boys' and Girls' Club on a Native American reservation.
Operation Ward 57
Adopt a Wounded Warrior/Gold Star Family supporting wounded, injured and ill service members, veterans and their care-givers.