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A “Tot” for Toys

Leslie Brown

I was none too happy that I had to go into “town” yesterday on “Black Friday”. But, I did get to see, and give a couple of bucks to some “hubba-hubba” Marines who were collecting for “Toys for Tots”.

Usually it’s the adults who are mindful of the children likely to go without Christmas gifts without some help, but here’s a fifth grader who has been on this mission for two years.

Now in the fifth grade, Samuel Love is organizing another toy drive for Christmas. His interest was piqued a couple of years ago when he saw the devastation that occurred from hurricane Sandy in the Northeast. In 2013 he gathered 1,500 toys and gift cards. His goal is 2,500 this year.

As adults we likely have a totally different view of Christmas than we did as children. You may even dread the frenzy and commercialism that ironically accompany the remembrance of a birth in ultimate humility. But try to remember, and keep alive the magic it still holds for children.

Those in the Chicago area can donate toys and gift cards to Love’s toy drive by dropping donations off in the Studio Movie Grill Chatham Theater at 210 West 87th Street.

This kid is definitely going places with that heart of gold that he has. In this season of rampant materialism and spoiled kids, it’s great to see a young guy like Samuel putting the needs of others before himself. S/O to Samuel Love for this one and keep up the good work!(1)

Shared from “Word on da Street”


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