Early risers raised more than $1,000 and donated at least 800 new toys and books for Nelson kids in need.
The first annual Adventure Hotel and White LeBlanc Wealth Planners Christmas Toy Drive Breakfast, held on November 26, drew more than 400 people to a free community breakfast.
Everyone who attended donated a toy, children’s book or made a cash donation.
“We were overwhelmed by the support. It’s so nice to see such an amazing community like Nelson come together
to help support such a good cause,” said LeBlanc partner Colin White.
The toys go to the Salvation Army Christmas Hampers, the children’s books will be donated to the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy and the cash donations will go to the Nelson Food Cupboard.