Cindy and Bob Thomas just got back from Roatan, Honduras a couple of weeks ago and they're already preparing for next Christmas.
The Drumheller couple go south each year to deliver toys and candy to children on the impoverished island and they're pretty much set for the next trip.
"We just had an anonymous donation, I'm not at liberty to say who gave us this donation, we now have approximately 10,800 candy canes," reported Cindy Thomas. "I don't know how we're going to ship them down there: I'm going to say we've probably got a dozen boxes of candy canes."
The downside to that is it costs close to $100 per box just to ship them to Roatan, so Thomas will be seeking cash donations before they return there to hand them out.
"We've already got stuffed animals that have been donated to us, the ladies at the Pioneer Trail (Centre) have baby quilts and dolls and balls made for us, like 500 or more dolls" she added. "They make them with brown faces and when we take them down, the kids relate to them; even the boys want them."
"One of the dentists has given us some toothbrushes; I've got a line on another dentist that wants to give us toothbrushes and toothpaste, but it's January -- we're not going until December!"