It’s so rewarding for me to be able to give back to others this holiday season and it means even more to do it with my best friend. We are always looking for ways to be a blessing to others and give back to children who really haven’t been dealt the greatest hand of cards in life so last year we flirted with the idea of doing a toy drive but, this year we decided to go for it and put the plan into action and the support we have received was surreal.
We like to reach out to the children most of the world have a hard time understanding, the children that know what it’s like to struggle, the ones who are hoping and praying to get what they put on their Christmas lists. Those are the children we wanted to give to this year. We wanted to help the parents who work hard to do what they can to make ends meet in their homes. We wanted to be blessings to those families because believe it or not we know what it’s like to be in their shoes. It’s not all about the glitz and glam because we’ve had days where everything didn’t glitter like gold for us. We have always had to be ambitious and work hard for everything we have and we just want to inspire children who have similar stories.
So we decided to start with this toy drive, we collaborated with a Regal Trace Apartments in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; a place that we were both familiar with growing up and they were eager to work with us. My super dope brother (@Neweracheeseee on instagram) made an amazing flyer for us to spread the word. The support rushed in like a flood and people were contacting us daily excited to donate. We received a plethora of toys for girls and boys of different ages and our first annual toy drive was a complete success and I couldn’t be happier. The smiles on the faces of the deserving children is all that mattered to us. What better time to be a blessing than during the season of giving.
We received help and support wrapping gifts from our amazing volunteers @nandiedon @nikki_sashel @zrubio_12 and @heyykiara Thanks so much to you beautiful ladies for lending your time and effort we truly appreciate you. We can’t say thank you enough to our videographer who documented the entire process with such grace and professionalism @vocalnvisual you guys were a tremendous help!
Thanks to everyone who donated and supported, it means the world to us. Follow us on social media to keep up with footage and updates on this amazing journey @shanice_royal @victorialashae on instagram. Communicate with us daily on social media and give us your feedback!