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"Miracle on 19th Street" helps kids get toys

4:54 PM, Dec 8, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville neighborhood banded together to make a difference for underprivileged children Sunday.

Shelley Blevins front yard was filled with 103 brand new bikes with helmets and locks, hundreds of new toys Sunday. The toys were delivered to U.S. Marines. 

Residents living on or near 19th street in north Jacksonville Beach helped collect the presents for kids.

What started small 8 years ago, grew into a newly formed non-profit calling itself  19th Street charities. Tots need toys they say , they are collecting more and more each year.

"The first year we raised over $2000 to purchase toys. The second year we raised over $6000. This year we have raised over $11,000 to go ahead and help our community," Judy Moody Secretary of 19th Street Charities.  

More than 18 motorcyclists drove into the quiet neighborhood, escorting three trucks from the U.S. Marine Corps reserves.

Marines were there to load the loot for their annual toys for tots program.

The group also contributes bikes and toys to various charities in Jacksonville Beach, all to help out the underprivileged in their community.

Anyone who wishes to donate to the Toys for Tots program can go HERE

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