Bringing Christmas Joy to Kids
We are in the midst of the season of giving, and on Monday, the Livingston County Anglers brought that spirit to OSF HealthCare Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac.
The Anglers brought in dozens of toys for kids at the hospital - toys the group has been collecting for months. Pediatric rehab patients swarmed the gifts, picking their favorites out of the pile.
This is the second year the group has collected toys for kids - something both the Livingston County Anglers and OSF HealthCare Mission Partners hope continues to be a Christmas tradition.
Evan DuPrey is an exercise physiologist at OSF Saint James Medical Center. He has helped organize the toy giveaway the last two years.
"We are a great venue to be able to give back to the folks we serve," said DuPrey. He continued, "I think that it's gotten bigger and better every year. We've got some cool decorations for it, so the kids love it, which is why I love it."
The Livingston Anglers have a rich history of giving back to Livingston County’s youngest residents. The group often hosts fishing trips and other outdoor activities for local area children.
The group will do a second giveaway for pediatric rehab patients at OSF Saint James on Thursday evening at 4:00 PM.