The 5th Annual Christmas Toy Drive is currently underway. Toys are being collected for the Andrew L. Hicks, Jr. Foundation’s Toy Store, held at the Chester Boys and Girls Club, on Saturday, December 20th. 250 Chester children have been chosen to participate and will receive play money and the opportunity to shop for their Christmas toys with a volunteer high school personal shopper. All of their gifts will be wrapped and given to their parent to be put under the tree at Christmas.
We have plenty of footballs, and basketballs. Currently our greatest need is for toys for young boys in 4th and 5th grade. Things like action figures, Hot Wheels, Trucks, toy vehicles, Helicopters, Planes, K’Nex, Legos, etc. That age group would also appreciate Philadelphia Eagles merchandise such as fleece blankets, baseball hats, pillows for their bed or pillowcases. Click here to find out where you can donate.
While still in California, immediately following Andrew’s fall, his family decided to establish the Andrew L. Hicks, Jr. Foundation in order to continue to support two of Andrew’s passions: Henderson Boys Soccer and Henderson Ice Hockey, and more importantly, to greatly further the work he had begun with the underprivileged youth of Chester, PA.
One of Andrew’s short term goals was to humbly affect the life of one of his Henderson High School classmates for Christ before graduating in June of 2011. He shared this goal with his mother, Karen, in January of 2010. She, in turn, shared it with her couples small bible study group, and they prayed for God to honor Andrew’s prayer. It is the hope of this Foundation that Andrew’s goal of affecting ONE would be expanded and enlarged to envelop the whole area of West Chester and Chester, sharing the hope of Chris with an ENTIRE COMMUNITY.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 4:23-24