Saturday, December 6, 2008
Every year the Union Stewards & Catholic Charities go out to every firehouse in Chicago for donations for this toy parade. the firefighters and their family's all donate time and energy to give the children a happy Christmas morning. its our little way of giving something back to the community. every year we get about 20 children to shop for and we usually get enough to spend about $20-$30 per child and my kids bless their mercenary little souls love to go shopping for it!
Here are the the guys at the union offices loading all the toys onto the fire trucks and other vehicles,
they'll do the same bucket brigade unloading at the union hall with more volunteers
And here they come over the hill
there were no wagons for the kiddies to pull this year, but everyone is in fine spirits, despite the cold (28* & snowing!)
there are my two girls in red right up front!