A group of associates from the Delaware North-operated Honey Creek Resort in Iowa this week volunteered with local nonprofit group Pay it Forward, which donates toys, clothes, shoes and coats to children in need during the holiday season.

“She is a real inspiration to everyone,” Jewell Martin, a sales assistant at Honey Creek Resort, said of Pay it Forward’s founder, Mary Sauter, who spends all year collecting gifts. “It was a honor for Mallory Dawns, Angela Wubben and her daughter Ivy, Marnie Gullion, Kim Showers, Brook Showers, Cierra Fry and I to get to spend the day helping Mary and her staff make those Christmas wishes come true.”