Retired couple makes toys for needy children during Christmas. Judy and Mike Sullivan celebrated their 50th anniversary and the couple spent most of their time making toys for children that are in need. This couple decided to do something unique and wonderful for needy children.
When 72-year-old Mike retired, 26-year he and his wife signed up for a woodworking club. At first, it started as a hobby, however, after the old couple witnessed how their handmade playthings brought yuletide happiness, it became their new vocation. Seven years going, this couple has continued to give out toys.
Mike makes the toys while Judy is in charge of quality control and decorations. Mike and Judy have 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Mike Sullivan loves woodworking and this seems to run in his family. Sullivan’s father was a miner. His family wasn’t that rich but his elder brothers were carpenters. Sullivan received homemade gifts during Christmas while growing up.
Most of the gifts I received were handmade toys. The toys were wonderful and I know how I enjoyed having them around. I hope that these kids like the toys like I did then.Sullivan
This year has been tough for so many people and the pandemic contributed to most of it. Many families didn’t have enough funds to get the non-essentials. This made the Sullivans’ produce toys for children in need. Mike and Judy made and distributed about 1,400 toys. Toys included puzzles, trucks, and animal figures among others.
Despite the pandemic, the couple persevered. As this retired couple makes toys for these needy children, it has brought hope to several parents. Mike and Judy Sullivan revealed that they would continue making toys for children as long as they are good. Sullivan said that “its fun for me and it feels like home here in the shop working things out.”