Not all parents can afford to buy sophisticated Christmas gifts for their children. However, there is a man who tries to help the youngest every year so that they don’t miss out on Santa’s visit.
A Calling to Help the Poor
Jim Annis is a war veteran who lives in North Carolina (USA). He is already over 80 years old and has been preparing very meticulously for Christmas all year. Within 12 months he makes wooden toys for children with his own hands.
Toys For The Warm Child Smile
This man started producing toys over 50 years ago. Until now it brings him indescribable joy and satisfaction. Wooden cars, animals, trains, robots, dolls, tractors, moneyboxes are made in a carpenter’s workshop, specially adapted for this purpose, which resembles St. Nicholas’ workshop. Some wooden scraps are given to him by his neighbors, but he pays for most of the materials from his own pocket.
Jim And His Collection of Handmade Toys
Jim Annis hands over the toys to the Salvation Army, which distributes them to the most needy children. Last year he donated 300 wooden gifts. This is a true St. Nicholas for our time.
Jim in His Workshop
What do you think of the initiative?