FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — As kids are stuck inside during the pandemic, toys have become more important as a way to keep entertained indoors.
United Way of Tri-County recognized this need and created "Project Toy Box" to supply toys to kids across MetroWest.
Jessica Friswell, who works with United Way, said they're working with 12 local organizations to distribute toys.
"There were about 52,000 individual toys that were donated," Friswell said.
She said all the organizations need to do is bring a truck, and United Way will fill it up at the warehouse.
"Toys are something that not every family can afford, especially right now, so you know, it brings a little joy to kids and families during a tough time," Friswell said. "Especially when kids really aren't really able to go outside and play and be with their friends."
Maria Rosado, the Executive Director of the Pelham Lifelong Learning Center, said they have another surprise for kids.
"We're going to pick a day, and we're going to go around the neighborhood in our Christmas gear and some holiday music and we're going to distribute the toys to the families," Rosado said. "Instead of Christmas in July, it's Christmas in May."
WBZ NewsRadio's Suzanne Sausville (@sausvillewbz) reports