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Toy Coffee guests fill Santa’s sleigh

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader

 

A glimpse into the home of Paul and Raul Burch was described as breathtakingly beautiful by the guests attending this year’s Toy Coffee on Thursday.

Santa’s sleigh filled quickly as each of the 500 guests brought an unwrapped toy to enter the beautiful house decked out for the holidays.

Admission to the annual event for guests was a new, unwrapped toy or a monetary donation, which was given to The Salvation Army of Orange County for use in its Christmas program for needy families.

The event has raised approximately $30,000 and over 4,000 toys for Orange County children in the last eight years. This year 630 toys collected and $4,807 were donated during the event.

The Service League of Orange helps bag up the toys with the Salvation Army to be handed out.

The event is held annually by the Service League of Orange, which was founded in 1954. The first Toy Coffee was held in 1956 and has been going strong every year since then.