7-Year-Old Boy Donates Hundreds Of Toys To Children’s Hospital Of Wisconsin

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Cody Struble, a seven-year-old boy is collecting toys for kids who have to spend their holiday in the hospital.

All in all, Cody has already collected 1,176 toys and with his family loaded every box into their trucks to bring to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Cody’s mom, Sonia Ericksen, said that the idea started two years ago when Cody discovered that hospitals stay open on Christmas and the children don’t get to go home.

“He told me we have to do something for the kids’ mom, we have to,” Ericksen said.

The boy began his project last year donating 518 toys.

This year, Cody began collected toys from Nov. 1 through Dec. 10 and within one month Cody has collected nearly 1,200 toys.

He’s going to put 1,200 smiles on faces this holiday season,” said the Sheriff of Racine County, Christopher Schmaling,

From Cody’s toy drive, all of the stuffed animals are collected separately and passed on to law enforcement.

From there, the stuffed animals are taken by an organization called Faith, Love and Hope  – who create bags and put in every squad car in Racine County.

Often times our first interaction with children is one of those ‘law enforcement functions’ and sometimes it’s not the most pleasant interaction,” Schmaling said. “It really builds the bridge of trust and understanding that we’re there to help the community and children.”

Cody’s only request is to sit in the squad car.

“Merry Christmas!” over the sirens and police speakers Cody voice spreads, “59-3 dispatch we have toys for children.”

Although he won’t directly meet every child who receives a toy, Cody already knows they’ll be amazed!

What an amazing gesture, don’t you think?

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