Two Mobile County Public Schools buses pulled behind WKRG’s building on Tuesday with a brighter Christmas for many underprivileged children.
MCPSS students, parents, teachers, staff and administrators donated more than 3,200 toys during the system’s annual Stuff the Bus toy drive, as the buses that crossed the county recently to pick up the donations dropped them off Tuesday to be added to WKRG’s Magical Christmas Toy Drive. Toys collected during the drive will be distributed to needy children by the Salvation Army.
“It is so exciting to see two buses pull up here at WKRG with all the toys that have been collected in the school system,” said WKRG news anchor Devon Walsh. “One of the things I love about the system being involved is the fact that not only do you teach strong academics, but you’re teaching these children to be generous and be good citizens. I love that — the fact that a child can bring one toy and share that love and that generosity with some other children.”
More than 40 schools participated in the Stuff the Bus drive, along with Central Office.
“We have a huge school system with over 7,000 employees as well as 58,000 children, and all those individuals care about their community and making sure this is the best Christmas ever,” said Larry Mouton, MCPSS Assistant Superintendent for Workforce Development.