In the spirit of giving this Holiday Season, ESYDA, Fit Fathers and the Tundra TRD Mission Vehicle invited friends and family to participate in our annual toy drive and gift donation drive to benefit children in need. As witnessed, the pandemic has created drastic financial change in our community, while many continue to hurt. Therefore, help from people and organizations who care, such as partners American Diversity Group, Rotary Club of Montgomery County, Adventist Health Care, and Macy’s, was very much needed and appreciated.

The age groups for toy ideas ranged from 4-13 and benefitted the children who play for Elite Soccer Youth Development Academy (ESYDA). In total, there were roughly 80 boys and 50 girls who received gifts. While soccer is an essential highlight of the program, here are four additional key areas which we concentrate their focus on:

1. Player Development
2. Community Outreach
3. Leadership
4. College Preparation

Thus we are appreciative of all the donations collected from the Starbucks Hillandale Shopping Center in Silver Spring, MD, as well as the large amount of presents provided by Macy’s which were scooped up and hauled off in the Christmas Green Toyota Tundra TRD to the destination site at White Oak Middle School.

Thanks everyone for your time, your energy, and your thoughtfulness. Stay blessed and Happy Holidays!