ASQ, ESD, Hartland toy drive a success

SOUTHFIELD – Officials at The Engineering Society of Detroit announced Thursday that a Christmas toy drive, spearheaded by the American Society for Quality Greater Detroit Section 1000 and joined by ESD, the ESD Affiliate Council, and Hartland Insurance of Auburn Hills, was a great success.

Nearly 200 toys were collected for orphaned children in the Port Huron area and other needy children in the Southeast Michigan area.

The drive featured Santa Claus – actually, Santa’s helper, Steve Leggett, ASQ Fellow and former section chair — who took in the toys at various collection points, and distributed them at several area churches and shelters, including Salvation Army locations.

Toy drive officials said that while all children involved were on Santa’s “nice list,” he did encounter a few adults on the “naughty list” and left a few lumps of coal.

Officials with the Toy Drive say that while they receive more toys in the drive every year, the drive also receives more requests for help every year. The need is great, so ASQ will be asking for more toys at Christmastime 2018.

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