Nicolet Insurance collected an astounding 1,293 stuffed animals during its recent drive. Buried in the sea of toys are receptionist Marizane Van der Vyer, left, and manager BillieJean Lines. Nicolet Insurance partnered with Winmar Property Restoration Specialists to collect gently-used, non-electronic stuffed toys to forward to Peace Country hospitals and Victim Services units. Lines says the response from the public was overwhelming and about three times what they were expecting to receive. She adds the smiles the toys will bring to children was well worth the effort.