FOX 17 Makes Sledding Wishes Come True for Shelter Kids

Posted at 3:59 PM, Feb 08, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-08 15:59:47-05

MUSKEGON, Mich.- Places like Muskegon woke up to some of the most snow after Mother Nature dumped more than a foot of the white stuff. Sledding hills around West Michigan were packed with kids enjoying a snow day from school. Enjoying the outdoor fun was not an option for kids at Webster House Youth Services, because many of the kids that seek a safe haven there, do not have the proper attire, let alone a sled.

“Obviously right now with all of this snow we’re getting, the perfect thought was sledding and the next barrier was, okay, we don’t really have the necessities for them to be out in the cold.” Director of Runaway and Homeless Youth at Webster House said.

Directors decided to post their needs and wants on Facebook, asking kindly for anyone to help these kids out. FOX 17 jumped into action, stocking up their Jeep with hats, gloves, scarves and sleds to take to the kids at Webster House Friday.

The children’s identities had to be concealed, but FOX 17 waited outside as Crystal delivered the bags of goods and sleds. A roar of excitement flowed out of the room where the kids were waiting.

Anyone else wishing to donate to Webster House, can stop by 1221 W. Laketon.  The kids ages range from 11 years to 18. The entry way is secure so you are asked to please ring the buzzer.