5 year old Tulsa girl doing her part to share Christmas with others


Wednesday, December 15th 2004, 4:34 pm
By: News On 6


Lots of folks are trying to make sure that everyone in our community gets to share in a Merry Christmas.

Our Salvation Army Angel Tree and the Marines' Toys for Tots are just a couple of the organizations making Christmas wishes come true for our neighbors in need. But those organizations need help to do the work they do.

News on 6 anchor Terry Hood talks about a youngster who's lending a hand and a very impressed group of firefighters wrote us a letter about a little girl named Hannah.

Hannah's 5th birthday is just before Christmas, so this year, she and her parents decided to do something a little different. Hannah asked all her friends to bring "unwrapped" presents to her party and they'd take them to Toys for Tots. It was quite a haul, board games, teddy bears, and Barbies.

You'd think no 5-year-old would let such great presents out of their sight, but Hannah wanted to share. Tulsa Fire Department Captain Darrell Eckles: "I go out there and the back of this van is just full of toys, and it was a pleasant surprise, especially after coming back from that run where we were a little depressed. And it really was a pleasant surprise to - you know, with the war going on and everything - just to see a little ray of sunshine in the middle of winter."

Hannah says she was happy to donate her birthday presents, but she's drawing the line there. She’s hoping for a Bratz doll and a "cat" for Christmas.