Eric Wall Memorial Toy Drive
About the Eric Wall Toy Drive
Thanks to the Eric Wall Toy Drive Foundation, each student enrolled at Woodrow Wilson Elementary School has received a special toy for the holiday season for 19 consecutive school years. This special gift brings joy to the students and their families during this special time of year. For many of our boys and girls, this gift may be the only one they receive during the winter holiday.
For the last 19 years, Ms. Toni Raykovich, her family, friends - and the law firm of Rose, Klein & Marias - have been selecting special toys for each student at Wilson Elementary. Ms. Raykovich founded the toy drive after her son, Eric, passed away from cancer. She recalled that throughout Eric's battle, and treatments, the only thing that comforted him was his toys. To keep Eric's memory alive, Ms. Raykovich began collecting toys for less fortunate children. Ms. Raykovich - or Ms. Toni - as the students call her, selected Wilson Elementary when she became aware of the incredible need that the school's families experience. Each December, Ms. Toni, her friends and family - and the law firm - turn Wilson Elementary into a holiday wonderland, with an astonishing assortment of toys, and an opportunity for each student to take a picture with Mr. and Mrs. Claus.