Chicago Toy Depository Is Looking For Gifts For Sick Children

Michele Fiore
December 22, 2018 - 11:33 am
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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- For 23 years, the Chicago Toy Depository has given children at Ingalls Hospital and Children's Hospital a Christmas they might not have.

Mother Gertrude Jones founded the Chicago Toy Depository after learning of a boy who committed suicide, after being teased because his family was too poor to buy him a Christmas gift.

This year donations are way down.

"It was so great to see their faces," said her son, Bishop Virgil Jones. "She loved to see them light up...and they would laugh."

He spoke to WBBM Newsradio from his mother's bedside at Ingalls, where she's on life support.

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