Harvest Elementary School filled a Saline fire truck with enough toys to fill two of Santa’s sleighs Thursday.
The students collected the toys in support of the Saline Area Fire Department’s Toys for Tots campaign. The firefighters are providing the toys to Saline Area Social Service and to the Washtenaw County Toys for Tots program.
“If people don’t have any toys, then someone would have to donate them,” said Harvest Elementary School student Samantha Langkos.
In this case, that someone is the students in kindergarten through third grade at Harvest Elementary School.
Saline firefighters Brandon Sears and Zech Johnston visited the school and helped the kids load two carts full of donated toys.
Sears said the families in the school district are one of the reasons why the fire department’s Toys for Tots campaign are such a success.
“We’ve been doing it for many, many years. We get affiliated with all the schools. The schools do a tremendous job of putting together events like this and we’re the delivery people,” Sears said.
Firefighters are happy to help agencies like Saline Area Social Service provide gifts to the community’s less fortunate children.
“It gives us a great feeling. It is the season of giving and this community gives a lot,” Sears said.
The fire department is continuing to accept new, unwrapped toys at the fire hall, located at the corner of Harris Street and Michigan Avenue.