Stoney Creek residents Lori and Lembit Raudnask invited friends to draw names and buy a toy that reminds them of the person whose name they drew and to write a poem, song or limerick to go with the person and the toy.
They got this idea from their friend Janice Chateauvert, who died recently of breast cancer. The couple wanted to carry on her idea and shared it with friends from the Fifty Point Yacht Club.
On Dec. 14, friends gathered to share their toys. The next morning, the K-Lite Radio Christmas Miracle van picked up more than 30 toys, which will be distributed to children in need this holiday season.