(Kristina Libby purchasing a toy at the Swedish Bazaar)

During this time of year, people become more aware of the need to give back to the community. The time and energy one provides can make a difference in other people’s lives. Two women of the DC Area: Kristina Libby and Angela Helfrich are selflessly donating their time and energy for Operation Snowpile.

They are collecting money to provide toys to Georgetown Hospital’s Child Life Unit. The toys will be chosen by the families to give to their kids who are undergoing or will undergo hospital stays during the holiday season. These children range from infants to 18 year olds, who suffer from life-threatening illness. The women hope to reach their goal of providing 50 toys for these children.

I spoke with Kristina about how she became involved with this cause. She really believed in the mission and felt a strong commitment to it. After completing two months of training and medical tests, she became a bonafide Georgetown Hospital volunteer. Kristina is an exuberant and caring young woman. Giving back to the community is something she feels is very important. In the past she has been involved with the following organizations: the Courage Cup, Blondes vs. Brunettes and the Make a Wish Foundation.

If you would like to help this worthy cause, you can attend their toy drive on Wednesday December 9, 2009 at Urbana, 2121 P Street NW, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Guest who attend can bring a gift of any size and value, or to make any size cash donation for purchase of toy gifts. If you are not able to attend this event you can go to the website http://operationsnowpile.yolasite.com,and donate via their online donation form. You can also donate at Greater Goods (1626 U ST NW)and by mail: K. Libby 2151 California ST NW, Apt 502 Washington DC 20008. In this time of good will towards all , this is a fantastic cause that will bring joy to all who receive and participate.

Sanam Toossi is a native Washingtonian.  She enjoys blogging about events, fashion, and other  interesting topics, which will be known as “Scene by Sanam”. Also, you can read her write-ups for Ask Miss A at www.askmissa.com.  Follow her on Twitter @imsanamie. If you have an event you want her to cover email her at imsanamie@gmail.com