Hospital worker saves $5,000 to open free toy store for sick kids

Posted at 8:55 PM, Dec 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-13 20:55:02-05

OAK LAWN, Ill. -- A woman who sees sick children at her job nearly everyday is does all she can to help them feel better during the holidays.

Trinity Hospital Food Service Aide Jessie Tendayi continued her generosity in 2016 by delivered toys to young hospital patients at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn Tuesday.

She says she spent $5,000 on 1,000 toys this year to stock her free toy store.

Tendayi began the gift-giving in 2009 with 100 toys.

This year, she's delivering 10 times as many.

Tendayi saves money from her paycheck - and sometimes pick ups extra shifts - to fund her mission.