Brownwood school raises money for Toys for Kids

POSTED: 3:10 PM Dec 21 2012   UPDATED: 8:53 PM Dec 21 2012
Christmas holiday lights
BROWNWOOD, Texas -

A Christian school in Brownwood is making Christmas even brighter for children in Brown County.

The entire K-12 school raised money through volunteer work and donated a portion to Toys for Kids.

The money will be used to buy toys for Brown County families in need this holiday season.

Students raised $2,500 for the organization.

"We went to The Ark and cleaned and decorated while they were at school," said Lindsey Piper, 5th Grader at Victory Life Academy.

"We went out to National Guard and laid down erosion mats to keep the ground soil from wearing away," said Duncan McNeill, Senior at Victory Life Academy.

McNeill said there is a need in Brown County to raise money so every kid gets a Christmas present.

"Because on Christmas, if you don't have a toy you kind of feel sad," said McNeill.

Heather Rowlett the Fundraier Coordinator at Victory Life Academy, thought serving the community would be more beneficial than selling cookies.

"It just brought tears to my eyes, because like I said, they have a servant's heart, and we just wanted to help other kids in the community, and we also wanted to bless another ministry," said Rowlett.

That ministry, Toy for Kids, could not feel more blessed.

"It's very heart warming to know the community is supporting us support them," said Wanda Martin, Co-Founder of Toys for Kids.

On Saturday, the toys will be given to families who registered.