Dinwiddie Boy Holds Toy Drive For Hospitalized Children

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Richmond, VA—A Dinwidde elementary
school student has made it his mission to help children who will be
hospitalized on Christmas Day.

Eight-year-old
Nicholas Booth has spent the last several months collecting hundreds of toys for
kids at the Children's Hospital
of Richmond. Nicholas'
mother, Sherri Booth, says he got the idea last year–when he was just seven
years old.

“He
was upset about a commercial he saw on TV,  with some children in the hospital at Christmas,”
said Sherri.  “And the biggest thing he
couldn't wrap his head around was why these kids would have to be at the
hospital, and not getting Santa Claus at their house.”

Nicholas
sympathized greatly with the children, whom he didn't even know.

“It
made me feel sad, just…I didn't like them being in the hospital.”

The
toy drive started at the Booth family's church, Kenwood United Methodist, where
members helped to collect more than 100 toys. The effort has now spread throughout
the community, and Nick's Toy
Drive has collected hundreds of toys, $500 in gift
cards, and even cash.

Rev.
Pamela Seely believes Nicholas' generosity has spurred the growth of the
community's efforts.

“It
is just because of the joy he has in his heart, its infectious to everyone. I
think that's why the toy drive is so large.”

There
are collection boxes throughout Dinwiddie, Petersburg
and Chester. If
you'd like to help or get more information, please call 804-919-0406.

 

Copyright 2012 by Young
Broadcasting of Richmond

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