The Duncan Toy Shop was out and about speaking to the Duncan Noon Lions Club and said they had a first for them, according to co-chairs Kathy Snider and Lynn Samples.

“The biggest changes that we have — and you are the first to know because this just happened is that Kim Davis has accepted the position of Toy Shop Coordinator and just started,” Samples said.

Snider and Samples said by adding a coordinator it would help find some of the Toy Shop’s strengths and weaknesses.

One of these weakness they already knew about was grants.

“We do receive some grants but for Kathy and I, that’s not been our expertise so we have not done a really good job at doing just that,” Samples said.

The hope is getting more help from grants to be less reliant on donations.

“Grants are an untapped market for us because Duncan is only so large and there is a lot of causes in Duncan that are all equally worthy of support from Duncan residents,” Samples said. “We need to do our part too in bringing in the dollars. I will say that’s kind of where we are. We feel like the Toy Shop needs to get to that next level and it needs to grow so we have a lot of faith in Kim.”

Davis was already getting ideas from some of those in attendance and is ready for her time as one of Santa’s helpers.

“I could not be more excited to be apart of the Toy Shop of Duncan,” she said. “I am truly honored to be able to work with a group of volunteers who put in countless hours to make Christmas a little brighter for children in Duncan.”

The Toy Shop’s annual Fall Rummage sale is their next fundraiser before the Christmas season is upon us and is it set for the first weekend in October.

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