December 22, 2023 Courtesy of Maddie Cutler, Daily Sun Senior Writer
Laurie Bryant, who also helped out at the toy distribution, agrees and said she is proud to volunteer within her community.
“I get excited for distribution day, because you get to see the faces of all the families we are helping,” said Bryant, who is director of operations for Habitat for Lake and Sumter Counties. “It makes you feel really good to do something like this for the holidays.”
Bryant placed sorted bags of toys in car trunks, occasionally putting toys and stuffed animals directly in the hands of children who sat eagerly in the back seats. She said seeing their eyes light up made all the hard work worth it and then some.