Toys 4 Tots Community Event

Toys 4 Tots Community Event

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This year Caring 4 Carrie, will be hosting an upcoming ‘Toys 4 Tots’ Drive-Thru Event, on Saturday, December 12th, at 8 am. The event location is at the East Palmetto Woman’s Club, 1600 8th Street West, Palmetto, FL. For safety, individuals will stay in their cars and “drive thru” with the unwrapped toy(s) and be greeted by an Elf Volunteer. Our goal is to collect over 100+ unwrapped toys for deserving kids in Tampa Bay. Caring 4 Carrie is currently under their toy goal, so participation is greatly encouraged and appreciated! More event details listed below.

If anyone is interested in being an “Elf Captain” or wanting to donate bulk unwrapped toys, we can pick up within Manatee county before the event.

For any person who would rather donate directly to the cause and have a “Reindeer Runner” do the toy shopping for them, you can download CashApp and send money to the organization at “$CareN4Carrie.”

Information from Sherri about how to get involved with the Toys 4 Tots drive.
Information from Sherri about how to get involved with the Toys 4 Tots drive.

Biography for Sherri

My charity cause promotes Kidney Awareness Prevention within the Manatee County and the state. My purpose is from God. My passion was inspired by my daughter, Carrie. As an infant, she was affected by kidney disease; i.e, hydronephrosis, which caused swelling of the kidney. At four months old, she had a nephrostomy, the removal of one of her kidneys.

Now as thriving teen, Carrie is a now a sophomore at Palmetto High School. She’s on the academic program, Cambridge AICE. Also, she’s on the PHS Varsity Girl’s Weightlifting Team (She medaled last year in County, District & Regionals) and  a member of the PHS -JV Girl’s Volleyball Team.

Sherri, pictured on the left, with daughter, Carrie.

History of the organization

Annually, we host the Carrie Kidney Awareness Bowling Event, which provides complimentary blood pressure checks from registered nurses before bowling. Due to COVID Pandemic, the event will be cancelled in 2020. According to National Kidney Foundation, hypertension is the leading causes of kidney disease.

Contact Information

Sherri D. Thomas, Caring 4 Carrie Founder

P.O. Box 61 Palmetto, Fl 34220


Phone: 941-592-4969


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