95-year-old veteran makes toys for kids in 'real-life Santa's Workshop'

It's what some are calling a real-life Santa's workshop: a volunteer group has been working all year in Florida to make toys for underprivileged children.

It takes an hour to make each toy by hand, they told Elisabeth Hasselbeck.

But for volunteers like Thaddeus Pollard, a 95-year-old WWII veteran who helps make the toys, “the meaning comes when we deliver them.”

The Toymakers of East Lake set out to deliver toys each year to kids at hospitals, women and children’s shelters, and “really, any child in need,” said President Bob Helms.

“We don’t make toys, we make smiles,” said one volunteer.

Some of their “walking” duck and penguin toys even help encourage kids to do their physical therapy, said Helms.




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