BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital held its annual holiday community toy shop Saturday.
The hospital has held the event for the past eight years. This year, they wanted to bring the toys directly to those in need.READ MORE: Baltimore County Officer Opened Fire On Driver Trying To Flee Traffic Stop: Police
Two hundred and fifty families were able to choose two toys and get them gift-wrapped right on the spot.READ MORE: Shootout Between Cars Speeding In Hampden Rattles Otherwise Quiet Neighborhood
“COVID has really hit hard in Baltimore City and with a lot of our families, so we just wanted to spread cheer a little bit earlier this year,” said Rachana Patini, the hospital’s director of community benefit.
More than 6,000 toys were given out, from games to books, dolls, and puzzles. Mount Washington teamed up with local schools and neighborhood partners to make it happen.MORE NEWS: ‘It’s Probably Everywhere’ Concern Grows About Omicron Covid Variant In Maryland As Positivity Rate Jumps Above 5%; Hogan To Speak Wednesday