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Corpus Christi, Texas — Local security guards want the Corpus Christi region to take this opportunity to connect with local children and toys for the upcoming Christmas season.
The “Young Hero of the Guard” toy drive has been around the state since 2009, but Texas State Guard Sergeant Rodney Buckwalter said this would have a direct impact on coastal bends.
“We are really trying to settle here in the Corpus Christi area,” said SSG Backwalter. “All toys collected at Coastal Bend will be sent to Driscoll Children’s Hospital here in Corpus Christi.”
Currently, the only donation dropbox is at Moore Plaza’s Texas Toys.
TexasToyz owner Dean Fritzch said SSG Buckwalter contacted him on social media to see if he was interested in hosting Dropbox locations.
“(He) asked if he was interested in putting a box to help a local hospital,” Frich explained. “(I told him)” Yes, sure-anything for Driscoll. “
KRIS 6 News talked to Janie, a woman who was found making a donation.
She didn’t know the details of who she was helping, but she didn’t hesitate.
“There are a lot of people out of work like they are now, and they need gifts for their kids to get toys. I thought that was the right thing to do,” Johnny said. “Hopefully, it will encourage people to do so, because there are many families in need and many children in need of toys.”
SSG Buckwalter said he expects more places to participate over the course of the weeks.
Buckwalter, who stood voluntarily next to Dropbox on Sunday afternoon, said he was grateful to those who had already donated.
“The fact that we collect toys for local children during the holidays gives me great pride,” he said. “One toy makes a big difference to these kids in the hospital.”
Sergeant Staff admits that there are several organizations that offer money and toys during the holiday season, but hopes that the locals can help their efforts.
“To really brighten the holidays for hospitalized children,” he said. “It is very important to help the children in the hospital for their vacation, especially at this time and because everything is happening.”
SSG Buckwalter said the donation is asking for a new unwrapped toy.
The organization also accepts donations of books and clothing at the Dropbox location.
To make an online donation, visit the Toy Drive website. You can email SSG Buckwalter for more information.
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