"Toys like me" donates to Carilion in Roanoke

December 9,2016 - Roanoke college is making a difference in the lives of children with disabilities.

Through Toys like me, students have been modifying dolls and toys to reflect those disabilities.

The toys are modified to have hearing aids, tracheas, casts, eye patches and more.

Today over thirteen hundred dollars worth of altered toys were delivered to Carillon Children's Hospital.

 "I used to work with kids with disabilities, and they don't smile often enough," said Frances Bosch, a professor at Roanoke College. "Their parents really want to see them smile more. And maybe this will make them smile more, to understand that they are accepted by society." 

Bosch is in charge on the program and hopes to grow it throughout the year.

All donations to the project are tax deductible and tax free. To donate or find out more, click here.


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