ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – KMOV teamed up with Cardinals Care and the American Red Cross for the third annual gift drive to provide holiday gifts to area kids in need, including children at Scott Air Force Base.
Fredbird and volunteers collected new, unwrapped toys and gift cards on Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Clark Street entrance to Ballpark Village between 6:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. In total, volunteers collected more than 800 gifts. 263 will go to children in Ferguson, 467 to Scott Air Force Base families, and 83 to kids in foster care.
The toys and gift cards will be distributed to various Cardinals Care charities throughout the holiday season. Some of the gifts will be handed out by Fredbird on Dec. 6 during Breakfast with Santa at Scott Air Force Base.
Since the gift drive began two years ago, nearly 2,000 toys and gift cards have been collected for area children and military families.