Boy Donates His Birthday Gifts To Toys For Tots – All 500 of Them
For most kids, birthday are usually the time when they cash in on presents. But one generous little boy decided he'd rather share the wealth instead.
In Oklahoma, an 8-year-old boy decided to spend his birthday giving away his presents to Toys for Tots. And with community support, he ended up with nearly 500 toys to donate.
You only turn eight once and Chase Branscum of Owasso celebrated his birthday in big way.
The birthday boy received more than 500 gifts, but he won’t be taking any of them home with him.“I already have toys and other kids don’t,” said Chase.
Chase decided to forgo a traditional party and birthday gifts to help other local boys and girls through a Toys for Tots toy drive. “They don’t have toys and when they have anything for Christmas they can’t play and they can’t have fun,” Chase told FOX23.
More than 100 guests showed up for his party which was held on Sunday, December 9th at the Rejoice Church North Campus Gymnasium in Owasso.
“He has a wonderful heart,” Chase’s mom, Tiffany Rowe, said. Chase's mother says she was so proud of her son and humbled by his decision to make his birthday party about the community instead of himself. “You want to raise your child to be generous and to think of someone other than themselves,” said Rowe, “Him doing this was a gift to me.”
The astounding number of presents was also thanks in part to a local laser tag business getting involved and offering free laser tag and food to all the people in attendance.
You know, at a time where it looks like the Christmas season is overrun by greed and consumerism, it's refreshing to see that the spirit of selflessness is still alive and well. bravo to this young man, and to the mother who raised such a good kid.