Imagine being the parent of a child battling a life-threatening illness in the hospital. The holiday season is quickly approaching, and all you want is for your family to be able to celebrate together. You may want to give your child a gift for the holidays, but the medical bills piling up cause you to think otherwise.

At Skinny IT, we understand this situation is a reality for hundreds of families in our Dallas community. The holiday season is a joyful time where families should be able to spend quality time together free of stress. As a team, we wanted to help these families celebrate the season.

With this in mind, we decided to host the Holly Jolly Toy Drive benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas. The Ronald McDonald House of Dallas helps gives families with children in the hospital a place to stay that is both close to their child and rent-free. During the holiday season, the Ronald McDonald House gives toys to these kids so their families don’t have to worry about any additional expenses during the holiday season.

On December 1, we held our Holly Jolly Toy Drive and invited our fellow office park tenants, Frisco city officials and community members. Together, we donated toys, enjoyed food trucks and played games while listening to a live radio show broadcast from 1310 “The Ticket.”

We designated three large bins for the toys, and by the end of the event they were all overflowing. We planned on using an SUV to deliver the toys to the Ronald McDonald House, but had to improvise with a large truck instead!

It is an honor to know the toys donated will go on to help hundreds of children in Dallas celebrate the holiday season with their families. We appreciate the opportunity to serve our community as a team and look forward to continuing this initiative in 2017.

From our team to yours, we wish you a happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year!