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Boys and Girls Club in Fort Pierce gets special delivery for kids

Posted at 7:15 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 19:25:44-05

FORT PIERCE, Fla. — Helping hands unloading large bags full of toys being delivered to the Boys and Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County in Fort Pierce.

The staff is excited that they've received more toys than ever before. It's thousands of gifts to children in need.

Will Armstead, the CEO said, "I know in certain neighborhoods this is going to be a huge blessing, a huge success for the kids. But in other cases the kids might be able to give a gift to a sibling."

Armstead says it's piles of toys for kids ages 6 to 18.

"So we have a lot of kids that will not receive a Christmas gift whatever the reasons are. This is going to give them an opportunity to get those 4 or 5 gifts that they would otherwise not receive."

The toys were donated thanks to J.W. Salveson.

"We have the Port St. Lucie Christmas House and for the past 11 years we have opened our front door to thousands of thousands of people. And the only price of admission is a new unwrapped toy to see our winter wonderland of 73 trees inside our home, 75 thousand lights and decorations."

Armstead said kids will be happy.

"So tomorrow and Friday we will be doing a shop with a cop. So we are partnering with the Fort Pierce Police department, Saint Lucie Police Department and the Sheriff's Office to have kids shop with each of those agencies."

All of the toys will be distributed among 19 Boys and Girls Clubs in the county.