ANDERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — They may not be dressed like Santa Claus, but Anderson Township firefighters are bringing Christmas cheer in a “sleigh” of their own. And you can help - by adding an extra item to your Black Friday shopping list.
Now through Dec. 7, Anderson Township firefighters and paramedics are stuffing an ambulance full of toy donations to deliver to children in need.
The toys will be given to 9 United, a service organization that will distribute the toys to other local non-profits.
The toys will be given to 9 United who will help distribute to other local non-profits and children in need. The toys stay right here in our community. But shop quickly, December 7th is the last day for donations so the toys make it to kids in time for Christmas! @WCPO pic.twitter.com/oKWSOUsmO2— Ally Kraemer (@AllyKraemer) November 27, 2019
You can donate new, unwrapped toys at the Anderson Township Fire Station on Beechmont Avenue, where donors are invited to tour, see the trucks and meet with firefighters.
“It’s great for us because this allows us to interact with the community, too,” said Doug Eagan, an Anderson Township firefighter and paramedic. “We see people on their worst day, so whenever they feel like they can just come to the firehouse and see what their tax dollars pays for ... it’s awesome for us, too.”
You can also donate toys and visit with firefighters when the ambulance is on location:
- Friday from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Kroger at 7580 Beechmont Ave.
- Sunday from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at the Newtown Municipal Center, 3537 Church St.
- Dec. 7 from 4-6 p.m. at the Anderson Towne Center, 7578 Beechmont Ave.