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Region 8 boys donate their toys to local advocacy center

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT)- Not all super heroes wear a cape and have magical powers. One Jonesboro center is calling two local boys super heroes because of the size of their heart.

Two brothers have started a movement at the Northeast Arkansas Advocacy Center by donating their toys to kids at the center.

Coen and Callahan Reeves enjoy video games and playing baseball but unlike so many other kids they also enjoy giving away their toys.

"Some children are very sad so that's why we're donating stuff to give to them," Coen said.

Kristy Nichols is the executive director of Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center and said it all started when she posted a request on Facebook.  

'We needed a train set and I had posted something about needing one and I was trying to buy one actually and I know we don't usually have funds for that kind of thing," she said.

It wasn't days later that Coen and Callahan brought their train set to the center.

"Not only did they give their train set, they wanted to do a little more so they brought us toys," Nichols said.

"It made me feel good because I know they would need it more than we did," Callahan said. 

The donated toys will go on the Wall of Hope and every child who leaves the center will take home a toy.

"To have something to bring with them, not to remember this experience but to remember the comfort so it does keep their mind off of it," Nichols said. 

She said these boys did something much bigger than just bring in their toys.

"We're hoping this will start a movement among kids because they are super heroes when they do things like that," Nichols said.

She said this gives kids a chance to help out in the community and learn about charity.

"This is something that they can do, they can go in the bedroom after Christmas, after Santa visits us, we can go and see what they have that's in good condition that can be of help to others," she said. 

The Northeast Arkansas Children's Advocacy Center will be posting a Black Friday wish list on their Facebook page. On December 3rd the center will have an open house where they invite the community out to their facility.

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