These pictures show Emily teaming up with firefighters, marines, and the police department to help with various toy drives at her school, the fire station, Knotts' Berry Farm and a few other locations. She is part of the collective effort to donate books and toys for needy children.
Emily got involved and started helping with these local Toys For Tots drives after she was crowned State Cover Girl in 2007 and have been doing it for the last two years. Her mom told me that the NAMiss pageant has opened up Emily's awareness of community service opportunity. Emily said, "Every year I look forward to spending the day with firefighters, marines, and police on working together for a very good cause. I love to spread the holiday spirit to needy families."
Seeing our girls out there volunteering on their own initiative for no other reason that they just want to help out is great. It's stories like this that make me so proud of National American Miss and super proud of Emily and her family!