After fire threatened Christmas charity, Iowa couple gets help from those they helped
When a fire destroyed their previous workshop, Vince and Judy Else weren't sure they could continue their Share-a-Toy program. But volunteers and donations helped provide them with a new storage building and workshop so they can continue refurbishing toys to give to needy kids, a mission they've kept up more than 50 years.
Posted: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 12:00 am
NODAWAY, Iowa — As their shop burned a year ago, Vince and Judy Else wondered if their days of refurbishing used toys and giving them to needy families might be over.
Already in their 70s, the retired teacher and his wife thought it may be time to end the Share-a-Toy program after more than 50 years.
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013 12:00 am.