Local event provides free toys to families in need

Posted at 10:48 PM, Dec 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 07:17:41-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — About 250 foster children and Boys and Girls Club members got to shop for a free toy Sunday.

Hasbro and Youtuber Charlie Rocket teamed up to give away toys at the "I Believe In Nashville Store" inside the Mall at Green Hills. It's part of Rocket's “Dream Machine” tour where he surprises those in need across the country with kindness.

"We've seen tears, we've seen laughter, we've seen all of it and we've had kids run in and grab every toy they can ever imagine. It's like, no pun intended, they're kids in a toy store and that's what the goal was," said the store's owner, Timothy Gerst.

Left over toys will be donated to local charities.