2017 Sonoma County Toys for Tots Donation Drive Begins at Jordan Winery
By Lisa Mattson
November 13, 2017
The gondola sleighs have arrived at Jordan Winery this week, and we’re determined to make our 2017 Sonoma County Toys for Tots Toy Drive our biggest donation to the charity to date.
Because of the devastating Wine Country wildfires, this is going to be a very important holiday season for Sonoma County Toys for Tots (TTF). Last year, the charity provided toys to more than 9,300 children in the Sonoma region. TFT estimates that more than 2,000 children lost their homes and all their personal belongings in the wildfires, bringing the total children who are in special need of a little Christmas joy well above 11,000.
The John Jordan Foundation has long been recognized as the top donor to the Sonoma County Toys For Tots program each Christmas. No one individual or organization has contributed so many toys year after year, according to Jim Jones of the Toys for Tots Foundation. Our tradition of unselfish giving to the needy children of our communities is something we all look forward to, and we’re very proud of how all winery departments work together to support this worthy cause for children in need year after year. We’ve even pitted departments (and wine regions) against each other in years past to increase toy donations through friendly competition.
Keeping with our spirit of competition, John Jordan has challenged the winery staff—us against him—to see who donates the most toys by weight. He has one gondola sleigh; employees have a second one. He’s also upped the ante by using proceeds from Christmas at Jordan event ticket sales to fund the Jordan Winery Toys for Tots donation drive.
The winner will be announced at Jordan’s employee Christmas party on December 8.
Please join us in supporting this needy cause by purchasing tickets to Christmas at Jordan event in Healdsburg on December 2, donating Christmas gifts to your local Toys for Tots chapter or making a cash donation to Toys for Tots.
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