Orrington boy seeks to raise 2,012 toys for kids in need

6:57 PM, Dec 12, 2012   |    comments
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BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- At a time when many kids are busy thinking about what they want for Christmas, one child from Orrington is trying to collect and give away hundreds of toys.

Last December 7-year-old Brayden Mott raised dozens of gifts to benefit 'Toys for Tots.' In all he and his family collected 322 toys. The second grader said he became driven to help kids in need after seeing a TV report on homelessness.

This year Brayden is mounting his campaign once again and trying to get a lot more toys. He wants to collect 2,012 toys by next Friday to support 'Toys for Tots' in Bangor.

Brayden says he realizes the goal is high but he's hoping the community will respond and he's already setting the bar higher for next Christmas.

"I really want to have a lot and get my goal higher than 322," he said, "and whatever I get this year I'm gonna try to get 20 times more than that."

The Maine Discovery Museum in Bangor is lending a hand to Brayden's campaign. You can drop off a new toy at the museum from now until December 20. Any child who brings a new toy to the museum on Friday December 14 will get into the museum for free.


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