Fox 8 Operation Giving Tree Toys Delivered

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CLEVELAND -- It's been almost a week since Operation Giving Tree.

Thousands of Fox 8 viewers donated gifts to help make sure every foster child in Cuyahoga County has a gift for Christmas.

Tuesday the presents were bagged and loaded onto a truck.

From the Fox 8 studios to the Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services the gifts went.

"Once we get them here, we sort them from boy, girl, teens, infants.  Then what we do is take their giving tree tag with the child's age, sex, name, and gift suggestion. Like this child asked for a remote control car and a board game so out of the toys we receive, we find a remote control car and a board game and match it up," said Sabrina Green, program director for Children and Family Services.

The gifts are then wrapped individually with a name tag.

"To know that somebody cares can make a difference and give them self confidence and give them something that they've always wanted and maybe never got.  It does help increase their self esteem and they do show the gratitude," said Michelle Evert-Jones, a social worker.

"It's more than just a gift or a toy.  It lets the kids know that there are people out there who really care about them," added David Torres, a social worker.

The gifts will now go to the more than 1,800 children in foster care.

Operation Giving Tree is still accepting donations through December 9th. Drop off your donations at any Honda Dealership in northeast Ohio.

For more donation information, click here.