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Rockhurst HS students build toy trucks for children in need for the holidays

Posted: 5:57 PM, Dec 16, 2016
Updated: 2016-12-17 00:14:36Z

Some students at Rockhurst High School decided to do something a little different this year for its annual Toy Drive.

Students in the Drawing and Design for Industry class teamed up with the school’s Regis club, a club built around providing community service for Kansas City.

Students in the class built dozens of toy trucks for children in need for the holidays.

"We got to build these toys and everybody's just a big part of it and it was fun just to come together and make these for the children,” sophomore Chip Schloegel said.

"We don't have to go out of state or international to go help big charities or organizations, we can just help the people here who are suffering in Kansas City,” Regis Club president, Thomas Reintjes said.

Moderator for the Regis Club, Chris Elmore says in addition to the creative trucks, toys and money was also collected to help families in need for the holiday season.

“They’re fantastic,” Elmore said. “This year they tried to be really creative on what they could do to maximize on the quantity that we're trying to get."

This is the first year students built toys for its annual toy drive. It took them almost two months to finish.

The toys will be given to Operation Breakthrough on Friday.

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