Toy Stories

Hon. Frank P. Sullivan

District Court Judge, Family Division, Dept. O


Hi Rex: I hope that this e-mail finds you in good health and spirit. It was a pleasure meeting you when you came down to my court last month or so. I would like to request more toys as I give them out to every child who appears in my courtroom, whether they are testifying, present for the required periodic court hearings or being adopted. I personally preside over about 250 to 300 adoptions every year and give out the toys to every child in the courtroom, including the children being adopted and any other child who is at the adoption hearing so that every child may share in the adoption "ceremony". The joy that these toys bring to the children is clearly reflected by the huge smiles on their faces! We schedule adoption hearings essentially every Thursday at 9:00 a.m. in my Courtroom #21. You are most welcome to come by and see the smiles on the children’s faces when I give them the toys. Thanks again to you and Toys 4 Smiles for bringing such joy to the children who appear in my courtroom.

Hon. Frank P. Sullivan

District Court Judge, Family Division, Dept. O


Hi Rex: I recently had the honor to host Judges from Mongolia as part of the Open World Program sponsored by the Rotary Clubs and Judge Lloyd D. George of the federal court. The Mongolian Judges were very interested in Juvenile Court proceedings so I took them down to my courtroom. They really enjoyed how colorful my courtroom is and it’s warm and welcoming atmosphere. I explained to them that EVERY child leaves my courtroom with a Toys 4 Smiles car and informed them about your wonderful organization and how every child leaves my courtroom with a Smile because of Toys 4 Smiles. They were so excited about the toys that I allowed the Judges to bring one home for each of their children. To sum it up, not only did Toys 4 Smiles put smiles on the faces of the Judges from Mongolia, but you have now put smiles on the faces of children in Mongolia! Well done Toys 4 Smiles! I have attached a picture of the Mongolian Judges picking out the Toys 4 Smiles cars so that you can see how you have made them smile. Many thanks Rex and to everyone at Toys 4 Smiles! Feel free to share this on your website or in any manner that you so desire.

Aden A. Ocampogomez

LVMPD


Once again I would like to thank you for sharing your toys with us. We were able to get many smiles for the toys this past weekend. The City of Las Vegas and Halle Hewetson partnered up to paint murals on the school. This event was a success due to the volunteers that showed up to assist, many of those were children. We took the time to hand out your amazing toys, which many of the children were grateful to receive. They began to play with them immediately, even some of the parents were amazed, and wanted a wooden toy. They were all amazed to see handcrafted toys. The joy and gratitude that was given to us due to your wonderful donation is amazing. Your program continues to bring smiles to the faces of children in the downtown area of command. Your donation is truly allowing us to accomplish our goal to be partners with the community. I have attached a few pictures, and once again thank you for allowing us the privilege to bring a smile to the people in the community.