History/Inspiration

Several years ago, Dianne and John Dobbins faced many challenges when their daughter Bridget was diagnosed with a childhood cancer. They also watched as other families struggled to balance the need to be with their sick child while trying to maintain some normalcy in the lives of their other children. At the same time, they witnessed the outpouring of community support and the generous donations of

toys for the hospitalized children. Even the smallest of these gestures were important reminders of the goodness in life.

In 2006, the Dobbins family started a toy drive in Bridget’s memory. The incredible response of donations from family and friends spread to their local community. From that small seed grew what is now the Bridget Brigade Foundation, Inc.