Pa. first responders collect 6K+ toys for children's hospitals
Plymouth Ambulance Chief Thomas Trojanksy said the annual toy drive is his way of thanking the hospital staff who saved his son's life
By Laura French
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. — Pennsylvania first responders dropped off an enormous donation of toys to two local children's hospitals on Saturday as part of an annual holiday tradition.
Between 6,000 and 7,000 toys were delivered to St. Christopher's Hospital and Bryn Mawr Hospital for the 11th Plymouth Ambulance Operation Christmas Kids Toy Run, according to WPVI. A parade of emergency vehicles lined the streets carrying the bags of gifts donated by local EMS providers, firefighters, police officers and community members.
Plymouth Ambulance Chief Thomas Trojanksy said the yearly toy drive is his way of thanking nurses who saved his son's life. Trojanksy's son, now 8, spent time in the NICU after his birth at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
Bryn Mawr Hospital Nurse Manager Kelly Ann Zazyczny said the thousands of toys donated will not only serve as Christmas gifts but will also help bring joy to children throughout the year.
Plymouth Ambulance Operation Christmas Kids Toy Run is well underway. Thanks to all the community Police, EMS, and Fire for their participation for our 11th year!Posted by Plymouth Community Ambulance Association - Medic 308 on Saturday, December 5, 2020
Another successful Operation Christmas Kids Toy Run in the books!Posted by Plymouth Community Ambulance Association - Medic 308 on Saturday, December 5, 2020