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Students Deliver Toys to Sick Children
FINNEYTOWN, Ohio (Angela Ingram) -- High school students are bringing the holiday spirit to sick children Monday night.
Finneytown Cheerleaders ended their "Fill the Bus" campaign with a special delivery Monday evening. A sick teen from Virginia came here for treatment and she brought thousands of toys for other children with her. The Finneytown cheerleaders saw her story and wanted to help out.
A crowd from Finneytown High School piled onto a bus there's not much room in.
It's full of toys.
The school cheerleaders call themselves, "The Sparkle Cats" and they are spreading cheer at Children's hospital.
"I'm so proud of these girls. Everything that I ask them to do they just do full force. No complaints."
The girls collected 600 toys in six days for their "Fill the Bus" charity. People dropped off donations during basketball games and when the girls took the bus to restaurants and businesses.
They were inspired by a 14-year-old cheerleader from Virginia, Savannah Day.
"I had many different emotions to see that the girls had done so many things and raised so many different toys."
Savannah brought 4,000 toys from Virginia to Cincinnati for sick children in the hospital. Savannah needed surgery at Children's and wanted to lift the spirits of other sick kids too.
"Because I was coming to have brain surgery and if they weren't going to have Christmas then I was going to have Christmas and bring gifts to Cincinnati."
This Christmas will be a little brighter for the kids who can't be home for the holidays. All thanks to the kindness of cheerleaders who wanted to spread happiness.
"I think it's really brave that she came to our city and did stuff even though she doesn't really even know anyone from our city and she doesn't really have a connect ion with anyone from our city. And I think it's just a nice thing that she did overall and that she's letting us help her out."
Savannah and her sisters have already started raising money for an indoor playground at Children's Hospital. She and her family head back home to Virginia on Friday.