Hockessin-based non-profit the BTL Foundation recently sponsored a successful holiday toy drive, supported by a number of volunteers and organizations that came forward with donations of new toys.

The toys went to children currently housed in the Salvation Army emergency shelter in Wilmington, according to a press release from BTL executive director Nurani Mohana.  

“The children … were in need of new toys this holiday season,” she said.

Eighth graders at All Saints Catholic School in Wilmington helped to donate more than 50 new toys wrapped nicely as part of their Christmas outreach efforts. 

Last October, with the help of dedicated volunteers and donors, BTL collected over 400 books for children of the Boys and Girls' Clubs of DE, and the Clarence Fraim Senior Center in Wilmington. 

Books ranging from Pre-K to twelfth grade, both educational and fiction, were donated and dropped off at the center, the release states.

The Washington Heights Neighborhood Association (WHNA) donated over 200 books for the drive, Mohana said.

“BTLF would like to thank everyone for their support and donation towards the drives,” she said.