BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – The holiday will be a little brighter this year for patients at Akron Children’s Hospital in Boardman.
And it is all thanks to one local business and their generous customers. The owners of Youngstown Cycle Supply have been collecting toys for weeks and on Tuesday, they reached their goal.
They dropped off more than 2,600 toys for Akron Children’s Hospital.
“I think that kids need to have a Christmas when they are sick and in the hospital. I am blessed with a happy and healthy son who is 5 and I started five years ago just as a way to give back to the community,” Youngstown Cycle Supply owner Megan Stevens said.
The idea started after employees at Youngstown Cycle Supply would hear the helicopter land at the hospital.
Hospital employees say the toys put a smile on the patients’ faces.
“It is for all the kids. We have plenty of kids that come in and out of our doors each day so we try to have at least each child get a toy throughout the holiday season and throughout the entire year,” Kelsey Moreton, developmental coordinator for Akron Children’s Hospital said.