Pair camp out in trailer in hopes of toy donations for Christmas

(Source: WNEM)

Two Mid-Michigan residents moved into a trailer for a few days for the sake of holiday cheer.

They're hoping to encourage people to donate to make sure every child has a toy this Christmas.

"It's worth it to stay out here for a couple days to help a couple thousand kids," said Shawn Doyle, creator of Stocking the Trailer Toy Drive.

Thousands of kids in the Great Lakes Bay Region will receive Christmas gifts from the the Bay City toy drive.

Doyle and Josh Sharrow are camping out in a trailer in hopes of actually stocking it full of toy donations. They created the toy drive to assist the Bay City Lions' Club.

"Something that's really important to us is that the toys stay local. I don't want them to go to some big bank somewhere, where they're going to get distributed to children outside of this area. Although, those kids need a Christmas too. It's more important to us that children next door and in our backyard have a great Christmas," Sharrow said.

The toy drive is open for business and accepting toy and cash donations to help out those in need this holiday season.

"We'll be here until Sunday afternoon or until the toys stop. Honestly, if they keep going through Sunday evening we're happy to stay," Sharrow said.

Doyle said a personal experience is a big reason the drive exists.

"Ya know me and Josh have both, we kind of know what it's like as younger, ya know had a couple bumpy road Christmases, so seeing their expression on their faces when they get them," Doyle said.

They're camped out at Millar's TV and Appliance on Euclid Avenue in Bay City. This is the fifth year the pair have been raising donations for area youth.

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