KATY (Covering Katy News) – The Lions Club of Katy teamed up with numerous businesses and first responders to make a huge toy delivery to Texas Children’s Hospital’s west campus on Thursday.
“I thought it was wonderful to see all those toys,” said Lions Club President Carol Barnet.
"This year we were fortunate to hook-up with several fire departments," said Katy Lion's Club member Nancy Chesbro. The Harris County Emergency Services District 48 Fire Department brought one of their trucks for the kids to see.
The toys were gathered throughout the month of November with collection boxes in 15 locations in Katy including the Harris County Emergency Services District 48 Fire Department's Stations 3, 4, and 5, the Katy Fire Department, the Katy Police Department and the Westlake Fire Department.
Several businesses also had toy collection boxes for the public to donate. They were Fussell Senior Citizen Center, Katy Printers, Black Bear Diner, Morningstar Storage, Katy Hardware, The Grand Parkway Apartments, the Katy Branch Library, Key Insurance, and Sundance WoodCreek Premier Memory Care.
“Many of the toys will be given out on Christmas to the children at Texas Children’s Hospital, and some will be given out throughout the year,” Chesbro said.
Sometimes kids are scared when they go to the hospital for treatment of serious illnesses and a toy helps to calm their nerves.
"There was a mound of toys yesterday and there will be more coming tomorrow," Chesbro said.
HCESD 48 FD has hooked up with a Katy T-ball league and they are going to donate toys too.