For one family, Firefighters for Kids fondle expostulate saved Christmas

December 1, 2015 - Picnic Time

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The holiday suggestion is strictly here and this year some internal families need a small assistance putting gifts underneath a tree. That’s where a Firefighters for Kids Toy Drive comes in and there’s still time for we to help.

Firefighters for Kids has helped make Christmas splendid for some-more than one million kids and final year, Megan Watland’s girls assimilated that group.

“It was perfect. It unequivocally was,” says Watland.

She says Firefighters for Kids done final year’s Christmas special.

“Without a firefighters, we don’t know that we would have had many of a Christmas during all.”

Times were tough as a holidays drew nearby and she wanted to make it ideal for 10-year-old Kaileigh and 8-year-old Hallie.

“On Christmas morning we see a fun and a consternation on their faces. There’s zero like that when they’re young. They’re not gonna be like this forever,” she says.

That’s because Bill Russell and his buddies do it.

“We try to give them good stuff, ‘cause, we mean, a kids merit it,” a Firefighters for Kids Coordinator says.

For 38 years, this group of mostly late firefighters and volunteers have collected toys to make a holidays a small sweeter.

Russell laughs and says, “We did 25 families that initial year… and it’s only gone to this.”

Every year, a village answers a call for donations.

“All kids need Christmas,” says proffer and late automechanic J.R. Lacey.

For Megan Watland, it’s a best present she could receive.

“It gives them a possibility to dream and to consternation and to only be kids,” she says.

Donations are still needed. Right now gifts for boys and girls ages 8 and adult are indispensable a most.

You can dump off your new, unwrapped toys during any Franklin County Fire Station or we can dump by a NBC4 hire subsequent Saturday, Dec 12th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The residence is 3165 Olentangy River Road.

The Columbus Symphony’s Holiday Pops is this weekend and if we move a new, unwrapped fondle for the Firefighters for Kids fondle expostulate to a uncover you’ll get a document for a giveaway grass chair to one of this summer’s Picnic with a Pops performances.

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