Ted Arbo’s holiday toy party raises over $19,000 for local charities


Generous attendees of the 29th annual Ted Arbo holiday toy party brought gifts to give to children in need. The pile of toys was on display in front of the band for all to see.

KILLINGTON—For the past 29 years Killington weekender Teddy Arbo has hosted a holiday toy party to collect toys for children in need and raise money for Vermont charities that help families though the holiday season. It is a wonderful holiday event filled with great music, wonderful food and the spirit of the season.

This year the party was once again held at The Foundry at Summit Pond on Saturday, December 5, and hundreds of friends, neighbors and visitors to our area helped raise over $19,000 through raffles and a live auction, and close to one thousand toys. All donations were distributed to the Upper Valley Haven in White River Junction, the Rutland Open Door Mission, the Rutland Women’s Network and Shelter, the Rutland County Parent Child Center and the Dodge House, an organization that assists homeless veterans.

“I’m always overwhelmed by the support the Killington community and local businesses show us each season and would like to thank everyone who came out and donated,” said party organizer Teddy Arbo. “I would especially like to thank Chris Karr and the staff at The Foundry for the hard work they do to make the party such a wonderful holiday event, and Mike Solimano and the Killington Resort for their exceptional generosity over the years.”

For more information visit the “Teddy’s Holiday Toy Party” Facebook Page or www.foundrykillington.com.

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