Bob the Toy Man Blesses Children at Local Hospital
October 25, 2013
For the past several years, adults with disabilities from Elim have been giving of their time and ability to help the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest.
POTC provides toys for children going through treatment for cancer. Elim's adults assist by labeling toys,gift cards, envelopes, or whatever else the staff needs help with. Several of our adults even assisted when they were moving from one building to another.
Bob Hillegonds has been volunteering since we started going there. Bob loves helping to meet the needs of the children and would very willingly go there more than once a week if the opportunity was available.
Recently, Bob has had an opportunity to take the job to the next level. Bob went with Martin Kissel, a staff member from the Treasure Chest, to deliver toys to Hope Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn. Bob was thrilled to see children taking toys from the treasure box at the hospital. He said “It makes me want to work harder for the Treasure Chest.”
Bob now says he wants"to do a toy drive.“ The children at the hospital called Bob “The Toy Man.”
Bob story shows that understands that he ihas been called by God to serve others. Bob is using his abilities to serve the Pediatric Oncology Treasure Chest and the children they serve.
Great job, Mr. Hillegonds!
– by Lynne Huiner, Adult Services Instructor