Letter: SafeSpace thanks Avril Toy Drive donation locations and donors

Dec. 10, 2013 @ 11:16 PM


On behalf of the many victims of domestic violence and especially their children, I want to say thank you to the many businesses that are so graciously allowing the Annual Leah Victoria Avril Toy Drive boxes to be placed in their stores.

In Sevierville, they are Subway, Saigon Nails, Reams Drugstore, Y-12 Credit Union, Merle Norman, Firehouse Subs, Family Dollar Store, New Life Church of God, CheckNGo, and Zaxby’s in Sevierville and Seymour.

Other locations are IHOP in Pigeon Forge, Rocky Top Chrysler Jeep & Dodge, The Front Porch in Cosby, Hilltop Baptist Church in Newport, and New Outlook Salon in Knoxville.

I also want to thank those who have or will donate a toy for this year’s drive. These donations ensure that children in the SafeSpace shelter will not have to worry about having Christmas presents despite the turmoil their lives are in otherwise. It is a blessing to live and work in such a giving and generous community.


Van M. Wolfe

SafeSpace Executive Director