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Signal Centers building toys for kids with disabilities

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - Nearly a dozen volunteers spent their afternoon at the Signal Centers in Chattanooga, building toys just like at Santa's workshop, but these toys are being modified to work for kids of all abilities.

"I worked on airplanes for 30 years. Now I'm working on toys for kids," said Jack Brassfield.  

"I'm getting old, so seeing some of these wires and so forth isn't easy. But it's a joy, I'm really having fun," said Brassfield.  

 50 toys were donated to be reworked for kids with disabilities..

"Have you seen all of the toys over there? Fixing toys for handicapped children,  I've gotten 3 done so far. Working on number 4," said Brassfield.

Jack Brassfield doesn't have any kids of his own, but he's adopted many in his neighborhood. 

"We've got lots of them and I don't know, it just brings tears to my eyes. I'm probably the most blessed man on the planet," said Brassfield.

So being able to give back to kids he's never met, is like second nature.

"A handicapped child being able to operate one of these things, it's amazing.  I'd like to be there, children always gravitate towards me. I guess because I love them so much," said Brassfield.

Brassfield, as well as the other volunteers will work until every toy is functioning for every child.

"I'll be here until probably late this afternoon and get done as many as I can," said Brassfield.

The Signal Centers of Chattanooga will be hosting a pick-up date for families wanting a toy on December 15 from 4:30 - 6 p.m.

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