It was 15 year old Josie Frier's favorite charity, Toys for Tots. When Josie and her friend, McKenzie Mott were killed in a car crash this fall, their classmates at University High School wanted to do something in their name. The entire student body pitched in and brought hundreds and hundreds of toys to donate to the local Marine Corp/Salvation Army's Toys for Tots.
The Albertson's grocery store near U High is continuing the effort. This Saturday, December 14th, you'll see a school bus in the parking lot of the Albertson's at 32nd and Highway 27. The hope is that people will fill that bus with toys, in memory of Josie and McKenzie, giving children in our community Christmas gifts they may otherwise not receive.
(There will be for sale on site that you can purchase and donate.)