The Mobile County Public School System is partnering with WKRG Channel 5 to make the holidays happier for needy children.
We are asking students, teachers and other system employees to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate as part of WKRG’s Great Toy Drive.
We hope to STUFF THE BUS (actually, two buses) full of toys.
How can you help?
Please bring a toy to your school between now and Dec. 13.
The following week, our two “It Starts With Us” buses will head out to different schools to collect the toys.
As E.R. Dickson Elementary fifth-grader Trey Weaver told WKRG reporter Tiffany McCall this morning, “We can do it.”
“This is a time for joy, and we can help spread that joy,” Weaver said. “We’re going to show what kids can do.”
The two buses will deliver the toys to WKRG’s studio so they can be distributed to families in need throughout Mobile County by the Salvation Army and other charitable organizations.
MCPSS officials say this is a good way to teach children the importance of giving, during the holiday season and always.
And it’s especially meaningful as many of the children who will receive these gifts will be MCPSS students.
“Some kids don’t get to celebrate the holidays,” said Trey’s twin sister Bailey Weaver. “This will help them.”
“It Starts With Us, because we are the next generation,” added E.R. Dickson fifth-grader Emanii King. “We hope that everyone in Mobile will get to have joy in their heart at Christmas, just like I do.”
Watch WKRG tonight (at either 5 p.m. or 6 p.m.) for Tiffany McCall's story at E.R. Dickson. And watch Channel 5 again Tuesday and Wednesday mornings sometime around 6 a.m. as students from Council Traditional and Semmes Middle will go on air to talk about stuffing the bus.
Community Service: It Starts With Us.
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