The city of McAllen is gearing up for its Christmas and Kids Toy Giveaway next week where thousands of toys will be handed out to children. Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, and city of McAllen helped H-E-B and the police department purchase the toys.
McAllen Mayor Jim Darling said, “You know what that caught my eye right here it’s a wrestling play set. That’s pretty cool.”
Chief Victor Rodriguez, McAllen Police Department, “We put on a Christmas program for the needy children the McAllen area. None of them get turned away. Every year we average between 4,000 and 5,000 kids.”
Noe Oliveira, Doctors Hospital at Renaissance, “On behalf of Doctors Hospital at Renaissance the city of McAllen is going to issue new stuff for the Police Department in McAllen.”
Chief Rodriguez, “Kids start lining up on Friday night, the event is on Saturday morning. We seek to only bring their Christmas. But in the process, were giving these kids a Christmas that they probably wouldn’t have had and memories that last a lifetime. Basically, were coordinating the community’s effort because everything that’s given to those kids it’s a product of community. Two years ago, they were out there in the mitts of cold weather one of them and one of our tractor trailer showed up but these kids when they saw the big tractor rig, all you can hear amongst them was whispering the toys I hear the toys are here.
This year were said to do that next Saturday, December 17 at 8 AM at McAllen Municipal Park right across the street from the police department.”
This is the 15th year that McAllen celebrates this holiday event.