Volunteers in Knoxville help adapt toys for disabled children

Volunteers in Knoxville help adapt toys for disabled children

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Some of Santa's elves were working on toys for disabled children Monday night in Knoxville.

East Tennessee Technology Access Center hosted the toy tech party at the Kerbela Shrine Temple. The group and its volunteers modify toys for children with disabilities.

They take donated toys with lights, sounds or movement and rewire them to work at the touch of a button.

Local mother Kim Strunk said the service is invaluable. "Addy just can't play with the typical toys that other kids can, so her being able to hit a switch or a little pad and make the toy talk or sing just makes her day and she smiles and that's worth a million dollars."

The group is always looking for volunteers especially if you like to take electronics apart and put them back together.

For more information, go to the East Tennessee Technology Access Center website.

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