Ronald McDonald House receives donations for 'Christmas Shop'

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - Every year, a few days before Christmas at the Ronald McDonald House of Southwest Virginia in Roanoke, a conference room transforms into a toy shop.

From wall to wall, the room is full of toys for all ages. All of the toys are donated by people in the community for parents at the house who are there because their kids need to be close to a hospital.

Ronald McDonald House volunteers spent their time Tuesday setting up what they call the Christmas Shop.

Those parents will be able to "shop" the room for gifts for their family free of charge.

The organization is thankful for all of the people who donated to make their Christmas Shop possible.

"That's what Christmas is all about is children," said volunteer Sybil Mickey.

These children are all very ill, their parents, their primary focus is their children. This gives them an outlet to satisfy the needs of their children."

The organization has enough toys for the shop, but are still in need of brand new baby clothes.