Ohio State Highway Patrol collects toys for sick children


The Ohio State Highway Patrol hopes to make spirits bright for kids in the hospital this Christmas and they need your help.

Over the last decade thousands of toys have been collected by patrol posts in Steubenville and St. Clairsville for the kids at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Lieutenant James Faunda said the trooper’s really care about helping these kids and their families who have gone through a lot during the holidays.

Ohio State Highway Patrol Post Commander, Lieutenant James Faunda said, “You know, they’re there for a serious type of treatment for a disease or other issue, and they don’t get to spend Christmas at home with their family. We want to make sure they have something to open on Christmas morning.”

New, unwrapped toys that can be used in a hospital bed or room will be collected at the St. Clairsville and Steubenville Post through Monday, December 18th.

Gift cards for toy departments and even calling cards can be donated as well.

The toys will then be wrapped by hospital staff and given to the kids on Christmas Morning.

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