RuralMed EMS is holding a toy drive for the Shiner’s Children’s Hospital following a fire that occurred on Wednesday.
According to KMOV in St Louis, hundred’s of toys were lost in the fire that burned well into Thursday morning in South St Louis. The toys were meant for approximately 1,500 children who were invited to a Christmas party being held on December 10. RuralMed EMS is partnering with the Shriners to help receive toy donations to replace what was lost. They have drop-off locations set up at their Vandalia Station, Farina Station, and Salem Station. Addresses for the locations are listed below, as well as drop-off times.
- Vandalia- 2515 W Veterans Ave, Unit 2A, Located just north of Sweet Peas
- Farina- 208 S Locust
- Salem- 113 S Jefferson, 7:30am to 9:00am or call ahead as the crew could be on a call.
RuralMed also obtained a list of items that the Shiner’s can accept as well as those that they cannot accept. They also wish to remind those wishing to donate that 50% of the patients at Shiner’s are teens between the ages of 11 and 18. Items being accepted are: board games, playing cards, hair and nail care sets/polish, jewelry/necklaces and bracelets, makeup sets/bags, bath and body sets, gift sets of shampoo and shower gel for men, professional sports teams apparel, gift cards to Walmart/Target/Fast Food, holiday items, AAA and AA batteries, musical toys, light up toys, preschool toys, dolls and barbies, character toys, brand new 12″ or smaller stuffed animals, matchbox car sets, Legos or Bionicals kits, coloring/activity books, crayons, art/activity kits, backpacks/sports bags, fleece tie blankets and small lap quilts.