Live in the D: Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Bottomless Toy Chest

Live in the D: Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers Bottomless Toy Chest


THANK YOU.>>Chuck: WE’RE LIV OUTSIDE, “LIVE IN THE D” WITH CHEVY IN THE D. SCOTT MO DID THE RICH IS HERE WITH THE METRO DETROIT CHEVY DEALERS. AND WE HAVE THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE BOTTOMLESS TOY CHEST. GOOD TO SEE BOTH OF YOU AGAIN.>>THANK YOU SO MUCH, GLAD TO BE HERE.>>Chuck: AND THIS IS SILVERADO.>>IT’S THE LONGEST LASTING MOST DEPENDABLE PICKUP TRUCK ON THE ROAD AND ALL THE CHEVY DEALERS ACROSS METRO DETROIT HAVE THESE ON THE SHOWROOM FLOOR THAT YOU CAN FILL UP FOR THE BOTTOMLESS TOY CHEST.>>Chuck: AND YOU’RE EXPECTING IT AT ALL THE CHEVY DEALERSHIPS.>>I BELIEVE THERE ARE 40 THAT WILL BE COLLECTING FOR THE BOTTOMLESS TOY CHEST AND BRINGING THEM OVER TO THE WAREHOUSE AND LOADING.>>Chuck: THIS IS VERY PERSONAL TO YOU. EXPLAIN WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT AND HOW IT STARTED.>>SURE. THE BOTTOMLESS TOY CHEST IS DWOERTD TO DELIVERS TOYS, CRAFTS, AND ACTIVITIES TO HOSPITALIZED CANCER PATIENTS, AND THE KIDS ARE GOING THROUGH A REALLY DIFFICULT TIME. I STARTED THE ORGANIZATION AFTER MY OWN SON WENT THROUGH 7 VERY DIFFICULT MONTHS OF CANCER TREATMENT. I’LL DELIGHTED TO TELL YOU HE’S A HEALTHY COLLEGE STUDENT ON HIS WAY HOME FOR THANKSGIVING. WHEN HE WAS SICK, HE WAS VERY SICK AND IT WAS A PAINFUL ANXIETY-FILLED TIME FOR HIM. AND THE MORE I COULD DO TO KEEP HIM BUSY IN THE HOSPITAL, TO GIVE HIM THINGS HE COULD FOCUS ON THAT WERE THINGS HE COULD DO INSTEAD OF THINGS HE COULDN’T DO, THE BETTER HE RESPONDED TO THE TREATMENT. AND THE TOYS WERE LIKE A MIRACLE. SO I WANTED TO START A PROGRAM AFTER HE GOT WELL THAT COULD HELP EMPOWER OTHER KIDS THE WAY I SAW TOYS EMPOWERED MY SON WHEN HE WENT THROUGH TREATMENT.>>Chuck: WHY ARE CHEVY DEALERS SUPPORTING THIS IDEA?>>THE LOCAL CHEVY DEALERS ARE MORE THAN JUST A BUSINESS, WE’RE PART OF THE FABRIC. SO WHEN THIS OPPORTUNITY CAME UP, IT’S THE SECOND YEAR WE’RE DOING THIS. EVERY LOCAL METRO DETROIT CHEVY DEALERSHIP HAS THE SILVERADOS ON THEIR SHOWROOM FLOOR. BRING TOYS IN AND IT’S FOR A GREAT CAUSE. THESE PATIENTS REALLY NEED ‘EM, THATS FOR SURE.>>Chuck: ANY OTHER WAY YOU WANT PEOPLE INVOLVED, NEW UNWRAPPED TOYS.>>NEW UNWRAPPED TOYS. WE’RE A SMALL ORGANIZATION AND WE ALWAYS NEED FUNDS AND NEED TO BUY TOYS WHEN WE NEED EXTRA THINGS THAT WE DON’T GET IN TOY DRIVES, SO FUNDS ARE IMPORTANT TO US. AND EVERYTHING WE DELIVER IS GIFT WRAPPED IN CELLOPHANE BECAUSE THEY HAVE LOW IMMUNE SYSTEMS.>>Chuck: AND WHAT KIND OF TOYS?>>TOYS YOU CAN USE WHILE YOU’RE BED BOUND AND IN THE HOSPITAL. MOST KIDS ARE NOT ABLE TO USE THE PLAY ROOMS BECAUSE THEY’RE SO ILL. SO PROJECTS YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO WHILE IN BED ON A HOSPITAL TRAY. LEG GO SETS, CRAFT KITS, MR. POTATO HEAD.>>Chuck: YOU’VE SEEN MY FAMILY ROOM. WE HAVE GRANDKIDS NOW. AND THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO.>>THANKS. WE’RE GLAD TO PARTNER WITH CHANNEL 4.>>Chuck: YOU CAN GO TO

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