Nonprofit Step By Step Hosting Toy Drive For Underprivileged Children

Step By Step Foundation founder Liliane Stransky and her team of “equestrian elves” are rounding up toys to give to children who are in need, and they’re harnessing a number of local charities to help.

For the past seven years, Stransky has spent her time before Christmas helping to secure bag loads of toys and donations for less fortunate youngsters, and then she distributes these gifts to a variety of charities in the area.

Last year, Stransky donated 932 toys, and she is now planning on topping that number and will be gifting toys to Toys for Tots, Horses-n-Heroes, the Caridad Center, Place of Hope, Friends of the Orphans, the Children Home Society of Florida and New Jersey, YMCA of the Palm Beaches and the Kids Cancer Foundation.

She and her team of supporters, including her daughter Daniela and Grand Prix riders Marky Bluman and Emanuel Andrade, an 18-year-old who has already qualified for the 2016 Venezuelan Olympic team. They will distribute the donated gifts that they secure to the children at the different charities this month.

Stransky’s efforts begin last week, and she will continue in acquiring toys right up until Tuesday, Dec. 22.

Those who wish to donate toys to Step by Step may drop them at her stable, Stransky’s Mission Farm, located at 5656 South Shore Blvd. in Wellington.

For more information, or to help, call Stransky at (305) 458-8780 or e-mail

ABOVE: Liliane Stransky of the Step by Step Foundation has amassed a team of local charities to help her distribute toys to underprivileged children.