WASHINGTON, NC (WITN) - With the start of November comes the season of charitable giving and one Eastern Carolina family hopes to keep their late son's toy drive going in his memory.
Friends and family of Guy Woolard stopped by WITN News at Sunrise on Thursday morning to talk about Guy's Christmas Angels Toy Drive happening this Saturday in Washington, NC.
Guy's mother, Barbara Woolard, says it was her son's dream to ensure that no child wakes up on Christmas morning without a present under the tree.
Woolard says her son passed away from pulmonary fibrosis, and asked his family to keep the drive going.
"This was very dear to my son's heart, he did it before he passed away and the last year he did it...the more toys he saw come in the bigger the smile, sometimes there were tears...and so I'm asking Eastern North Carolina to step up to the plate," Woolard said.
The toy drive will be a full-day event on Saturday, November 4th at the Moose Lodge located at 322 Flanters Filters Road in Washington from 12pm-9pm.
BBQ plates and hotdogs will be sold throughout the day as the family hopes to pack a trailer full of new toys for children. There will be live music, a silent auction, cake sale and cornhole tournament.
Guy's sister-in-law, Mindy Woolard, says the toys will be distributed to families in need. The family runs a Facebook Page called "Guy's Christmas Angels." Anyone who would like a donation for their child or a family they know can send a private message to the page. Toys are intended for children ages 12 & under.
You can email Joeywoolard@gmail.com for more information on the fundraiser.