The Natalie Woolsey Toy Drive 2021

The Natalie Woolsey Toy Drive 2021
Posted on 12/09/2021
This is the image for the news article titled The Natalie Woolsey Toy Drive 2021The 11th Annual Natalie Woolsey Toy Drive - Strait From the Heart - was a HUGE success. The Toy Drive originated in 2004 when Natalie, a Brazoswood graduate, began collecting toys in conjunction with the beauty pageant during the Lake Jackson Festival of Lights. Natalie’s goal was to bring joy to the deserving children of Brazoria County during the Christmas Season. Natalie tragically passed away and the pageant contestants each year chose to carry on the toy drive in her memory. After the pageant came to an end in 2011, a group of Natalie’s friends decided to continue the tradition. They are now a non-profit organization that hosts an annual Toy Drive in memory of their friend.

This year, the Natalie Woolsey Toy Drive committee went all out to raise funds to help make the holiday brighter for families in Brazoria County. This year, a dinner, auction and live music set the scene for a wonderful evening with a complete sellout of the 400 tickets! There were also many generous sponsors.

Josie LaChance, one of Natalie’s high school friends and founder of the Natalie Woolsey Toy Drive non-profit, continues to head up the annual event with Natalie’s family and friends. This year, the Natalie Woolsey Toy Drive will donate more than $62,000 to BISD so that the counselors may purchase toys, clothes and other items for the 327 identified BISD students.

BISD is grateful for the continued dedication of these wonderful volunteers, and we are grateful for everything they do for our students. Again, the Annual Natalie Woolsey Toy Drive has brought Christmas to many children throughout Brazosport. Thank you to all their volunteers and contributors!

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BISD educators shopping for their students with the funds provided by the Natalie Woolsey Toy Drive!

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