The fifth annual Donald Davis Memorial Toy Drive, which provides Christmas toy gifts for children in need in the Meadow River Valley in eastern Fayette County and western Greenbrier County, was “tremendously successful” according to Patti Burwell, a spokesperson for the drive.
Financial support for the fifth annual drive was provided by members of Davis’ family in the area including cousins and friends, the Greenbrier Valley Council 8689 of Knights of Columbus, McElhenney Church of Dawson, Sacred Heart Catholic Churches of Rainelle and Springdale, and several individuals.
Donald Davis lived in Northern Virginia, and every year at Christmastime would load up his vehicle with new toys and bring them to the Fayette/Greenbrier area for children who would not have had a toy for Christmas otherwise.
After his passing several years ago, his family members in the area and friends began to carry on his generosity benefiting the children in the area.
In addition to toys, the Donald Davis Drive also provided new coats, toboggans, hoodies, gloves, and some gift cards to three different public schools in the eastern Fayette/western Greenbrier area.
The committee in charge emphasized their appreciation to all those who contributed to the fund and all who worked hard in wrapping and distributing the gifts to the children.