Summer is here.
Virgil Houtkooper (IA) gave cars he made to Helen and George Andringa (NE) who then shared them with Gulie Khalaf. Gulie from Lincoln, Nebraska, distributed the cars and brought smiles to Yazidi children living in refugee camps in Iraq. A Yazidi herself, born in a refugee camp, Gulie was thrilled to bring smiles to these children who have been displaced from their homes.Thank you to those who make the cars and to those who share the cars with children around the world. For all the caring hands, Toys For God’s Kids are thankful.
We received a very nice email from Leann Abinion, who lives in the Philippines, thanking us for the beautiful wooden car that her two-year-old niece Adriana received. She writes: “We live in Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines. We are Christians, we went to church every Sunday. December 2017 when one of our brothers in church visited us in house, he brought 1 box containing toys including the wooden car as part of the celebration of Christmas. As we open the box we simply notice a piece of paper from Mr. Bob and Naomi Key. We are very glad to read their story and sharing their personal life. And I would like to know them better so I can share our lives here in the Philippines. We were very happy and lucky to have those toys for my niece. Thank you so much and hope we can communicate you soon. May God continue to bless us.”

Dave Thomas, with the Brighton Smile Shop (CO), shared with us a write-up from Mickey Hilton about their trip to the Philippines.
“This winter, Mickey and Melanie Hilton had the privilege of giving out Toys For God’s Kids cars to young children in Manila and Calauan, Laguna in the Philippines. Many of the children who received the cars live in simple, one-room cinder block homes, many without running water or electricity. While these children have very few material possessions, they are so much fun to be around, full of joy, innocence, and laughter. They are also hard workers and spent many days helping the team paint and clean up trash, making the local church building and youth center both beautiful and welcoming places. The cars were handed out during weekend sessions called Kids Jam, which is similar to Sunday School – allowing the team to sing songs, perform Bible-based skits, and deliver cars to hundreds of bright and shining smiles!”

This is some of the ingenuity of children in faraway places. When you don’t have toys, you go through trash and find things that have been discarded with which to make a toy. This imaginative child has a luxury vehicle with a sunroof and trunk on his car. This, my friend, is why we at Toys For God’s Kids are excited to build and share cars with under-privileged children around the world where a simple toy will bring the gift of happiness into the child's life.

Students from Zion Lutheran preschool class want to say "thank you," to TFGK by coloring this special poster, in response to the gift of cars they received. Now isn't that sweet!

The teacher at a school in India had a show and tell time asking the kids to bring their favorite toy. This young boy brought his TFGK car. How special is that? Those are the stories and pictures that keep the Smilemakers going.

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