Santa does some pretty amazing things, but even he needs help sometimes. That’s where we come in. Fire Truck O’Toys is a St. Louis nonprofit committed to donating toys to children in local-area hospitals.
Fire Truck O’Toys was created in 2011 by Children’s Miracle Network Ambassador Mackenzie Scott. The response was amazing! To date, we’ve delivered more than 11,000 toys to boys and girls in local-area hospitals. Our goal this year is to deliver 5,000 toys to five St. Louis children’s hospitals for the holidays!
There are lots of great ways to donate including dropping off toys, making monetary donations and even eating pizza and ice cream! So get into the giving spirit and help hospitalized kids have a great holiday!
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As a small child, Mackenzie was diagnosed with a degenerative bone disease called Legg-Calves Perthes. During her treatment time in both SSM Cardinal Glennon and St. Louis Children’s Hospitals, she noticed many children and families missing the opportunity to share in the joy of the holidays. It has been her mission since the age of 12 to make sure every hospitalized child and family receives that joy in the form of the simplest of gifts at Christmas, a toy!
Julie is the host of "Billy & Julie in the Morning" along with Billy Greenwood on 103.3 KLOU-FM. You might’ve seen her previously as the host of “Show Me St. Louis” on KSDK-TV where she was nominated for a Mid-America Emmy in the category “On Camera Talent: Performer/Host.” And when she’s not lending a hand to Santa, she’s volunteering at various dog shelters around St. Louis!
Billy has spent over 20 years playing on the radio (16 of those in St. Louis) and has been a fortunate winner of the Missouri Association of Broadcasters “Major Market Talent of the Year,” as well as being nominated Radio & Records “Major Market Talent of the Year.” He also served as a judge on USA Network’s “Nashville Star.” Don’t let him know we told you, but Billy also moonlights as Santa’s little helper!
You might say Santa knows a thing or two about toys and making kids of all ages smile. This jolly old soul is always willing to make a special trip during his busiest time of year to help Mackenzie and Billy spread joy and cheer to children spending the holidays in St. Louis hospitals. The St. Louis cookie business also sees a significant spike around the time he comes to town to step aboard the fire truck.