OAK LAWN, Ill. — An Illinois woman who sees sick children at her job nearly every day is doing all she can to help them feel better during the holidays.
Jessie Tendayi, a food service aide at Chicago's Trinity Hospital, continued her generosity in 2016 by delivering toys to young hospital patients in Oak Lawn, Illinois, Tuesday.
She says she spent $5,000 on 1,000 toys this year to stock her free toy store.
Tendayi began the gift-giving campaign in 2009 with 100 toys.
This year, she's delivering 10 times as many.
Tendayi says she saves money from her paycheck — and sometimes pick ups extra shifts — to fund her annual, one-woman present drive.