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From left, Beth Thorp, founder of the Mitchell Thorp Foundation, thanks students Megan Schoen, Rachael Flores, Mathew Elliot, Austin Schwab, Willie Lamond, Jordan McBrayer and Foundation Board Member Kelly Schwab, for the delivery of bins of toys for hospital-bound youngsters. Photo courtesy of BethThorp

Youngsters gather good will

OCEANSIDE — More than 400 new toys recently were given by the Mitchell Thorp 

Foundation Junior Advisory Board to Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside. About a dozen students delivered large storage bins filled with stuffed animals and other goodies to the Tri-City Healthcare District’s Board of Directors.

The North County students, ages 13 to 18, donated the toys on behalf of the Mitchell Thorp Foundation as part of their ongoing “Angels of Love, Hope & Joy, xoxoxo” project to comfort sick children in local hospitals. The student group was formed last November to provide the youth with a worthwhile community service program. Foundation Board Member Kelly Schwab is the group’s mentor.

The Mitchell Thorp Foundation is a locally-based, nonprofit organization that provides financial and emotional support to families whose children suffer from life- threatening illnesses, diseases and disorders. For more information or to donate to this worthy cause visit or call (760) 603-8853.