Thank you to the Twinsburg community.

The seventh-annual Santa's Smiling Elves drive is complete and was another great success. Approximately 620 presents, 50 gift cards and more than $500 in cash donations were collected. Because of this generosity, my fellow elves and I were able to purchase everything we needed for Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, The Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland and Beech Brook of Cleveland. We were also able to make a cash donation to Our Community Hunger Center in Twinsburg, which provides for individuals throughout the area.

In addition to our donation to Our Community Hunger Center we challenge the community for after-holiday donations to be made to the center. Donations often drop off after the holidays but individuals and families are still in need. We were able to accomplish a lot and we look forward to doing more next season

To everyone who donated to my campaign, I thank you so very much. I couldn't have done this without you!

I also couldn't have grown this year without the elves and their parents who donated their time, as well as the continued generosity of Rick from J & E Services, Inc. who always leads the donation "train" with his delivery van. Last and most importantly, a huge thank you goes to all the donors who make this happen every year. You are all an integral part of bringing so many smiles to so many faces.

I hope next year will be even bigger, so Santa's Smiling Elves can deliver more smiles to more individuals. Thank you so much again and best wishes for a safe, successful and healthy 2017.

Jordan Kinford,