Fla. FF Distributes Holiday Toys

Despite an ongoing recession, the ladies of Conner’s Mobile Home Park in St. Petersburg dipped into their own pockets to buy toys for underprivileged children for Christmas.

During a Ladies Tea at Conner’s Mobile Home Park, 80 ladies donated toys to St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue’s annual Toys for Children campaign.

For past 12 years, Firefighter/Paramedic Nicholette Walker has gathered toys for the families of St. Petersburg. This year, she exceeded the previous year's donations by collecting enough donations to help over 200 children.

“Every kid should have something to open (on Christmas), and there's something special about presents," Walker told Lt. Joel Granata, Deputy Fire Marshal/PIO. "Especially in today's economy, it's more important than ever. It’s the community we need to thank because they fill the boxes located at the fire stations full of toys.”