12-year-old Collecting Toys for 911 Gives Hope

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A tragedy in a young man’s life leads to a mission to help others. He’s only 12 years old. Now, he’s collecting toys to help those in need. He has eight months to add his toys to the 911 Gives Hope collection.

Chucky Williams is a sixth grader at Cedar Hall Community School. He’s trying to make a difference in the world, but needs the communities help. It’s called Chucky’s Mission.

Chucky Williams is sitting in a pile of toys, none of them are his. There are Legos. There are Barbies. There are stuffed animals.

Chucky loves his toys and he knows other kids will love them too.

“My dad passed away of cancer when I was 8 and I just want to help kids so they don’t have to feel that nobody cares about them in the hospitals,” Williams said.

Chucky is giving all of these toys and more to 911 Gives Hope, an organization that helps kids who need it.

“The kids that are just in like the hospital and stuff just don’t get very much toys for Christmas because all their families have to deal with all the medical bills for them and their siblings don’t get any toys,” he said.  

Chucky says he has always had the drive to help others.

“One time I was going to go to the store to get a new game because I got enough allowance money but there was a homeless person on the side of street, so I gave them all my money,” he said. 

The selfless 12-year-old even takes his weekly allowance and buys toys to help his goal of filling a trailer to donate to the organization.

“It makes me feel good that everybody that gives, feels happy and cares about these kind of things,” Williams said.  

Chucky’s Mission began three weeks ago and since then, he has more than 400 toys and $600 in donations. He says it’s all to bring a smile to a kids face and to help them get through the tough times. 

“I’ve seen that the world can be ugly and I want to make it a better place,” Williams said.

I spoke with Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin who is a board member of 911 Gives Hope. He says what Chucky is doing is a remarkable gesture from a remarkable young man.

If you would like to donate to Chucky’s Mission, click here: https://www.gofundme.com/6rujcrbw

To learn more, click here: http://chuckysmission.weebly.com/

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