Thousands of toys donated to children in hospital for Christmas
Friday, Dec. 19, 2014
Children staying at VCU Medical Center next week will have a big Christmas morning once they get their bags of toys, donated today from Nick and Quinlan’s Toy Drive.
Almost 4,000 toys for kids of all ages were delivered this morning to Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). Nick Booth, an 11-year-old Dinwiddie boy, has been collecting and donating toys to CHoR for four years. He was first inspired to do so after seeing a commercial of kids in a hospital at Christmas, prompting him to want to help them get toys on Christmas morning.
This year’s drive, the largest in its history, is in memory of Quinlan Thomas, a 3-year-old cancer patient at CHoR who died in August. Members of the regional community have pitched in, and donations have arrived from around the state and beyond. CHoR employees, Nick and Quinlan’s families and members of Hell’s Angels showed up to VCU Medical Center this morning to unload the two truckloads of toys.
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