Two brothers who are in the spirit of giving this holiday season donated Christmas toys from previous years to the National Council of Voluntary Organisations’ foster home and preschool.
Kruz Knight, 5, and his brother Kameron, 7, both love Christmas, especially getting colorful, noisy toys from Santa. However, years of generous giving from Santa and family members resulted in a bit of a toy overflow in their home.
They decided the best gift was making some other child happy. On Monday, Kameron and Kruz made their way to Miss Nadine’s preschool to hand over toys and books to a group of young students.
The donation included puzzles, books, Mega Bloks, Fisher Price educational toys and stuffed animals, among other items. On hand to receive the gifts was the preschool’s principal, Heather Lopez.
Kameron, who was happy to see the excitement on the students’ faces, said, “That’s how I felt when I first got the toys. I’m glad that I can pass that excitement on to other kids.” “It makes me happy to see other kids happy. I hope they have a merry, merry Christmas,” said Kruz.
When the brothers came up with the idea to give the toys away, Kameron’s first suggestion to deal with the toy “problem” was very business minded – “Have a garage sale and make some money,” he said.
That is when mom, Lauren Knight, stepped in and suggested donating the toys to the NCVO, particularly the preschool and the foster home run by them.
Ms. Knight, who has been involved in many charitable initiatives over the past 18 years, wanted to make sure that her two youngest sons adopted a similar mindset as it relates to philanthropy. So, after a brief explanation of the benefits of giving, she got Kameron and Kruz on board with the idea of donating the toys instead of selling them.