SSgt Louis Bonacasa taught his daughter, Lily, the true meaning of giving. During a photoshoot while Lily was in the second grade, she told Santa that she wanted to help other children have a Merry Christmas by giving a toy to those who might not get one. It caught Santa by surprise and his eyes welled up with happy tears.
Lily's Toy House was then created to make this dream a reality. The drive seeks new and unwrapped toys for kids aged 1-17 years old that are less fortunate so they too can have a joyous Holiday season.
Since starting Lily's Toy house in 2019 they have donated over 1,000 toys to children in need to schools, churches, other charities and organizations! They couldn't have done it without the help of everyone who has generously donated and continue to support their mission to help others and keeping SSgt Louis Bonacasa's name alive.
They are so humbled by the amazing generosity and they promise to keep paying it forward!
"When I grow up, I want to continue Lily’s Toy House for my Daddy. I want to
make him proud because he sacrificed his life for others. He helped me face
my fears, with the help of my family and friends. Since my Daddy helped me,
I hope to encourage other kids to be strong and to never forget that you too
can make a difference." -Lily