BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A popular toy drive for children at Boston Medical Center is getting some help from a local tourist company and they're hoping to fill one of their buses with gifts.
Old Town Trolley drivers aren't able to take passengers around the city because of the pandemic but they're hoping to deliver something even more important, some Christmas joy.
"What better than to kind of keep our wheels rolling as best we can and try and give some children a little bit of a bright side to the ending of 2020," said Old Town Trolley Operations Manager Tim Carr.
He says his employees are collecting gifts for the Kayla Noel Walsh Toy Drive.
"The toy drive has benefitted a number of children, in a number of different pediatric departments throughout the city of Boston," said Carr.
The trolley drivers are hoping to get enough toys to fill up one of their trollies to make the drop off.
The toy drive was started in memory of Kayla and the goal is to make sure kids in hospitals get toys on Christmas.
In a Facebook post her family writes, "every year this toy drive fulfills her dreams to cheer up sick kids on the day they most need it. Each toy and item you donate is a sign of love, for Kayla and for us."
Kayla died at the age of 22 from a chronic illness, but her legacy still lives on to this day in Boston.
If you would like to donate to the toy drive, you can email Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website for more information.
WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports