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Medical center holds toy drive for Christmas in July

The Colquitt Regional Medical Center is celebrating Christmas in July. (Source: WALB) The Colquitt Regional Medical Center is celebrating Christmas in July. (Source: WALB)
It's the most wonderful time of the year for those at the Colquitt Regional Medical Center. (Source: WALB) It's the most wonderful time of the year for those at the Colquitt Regional Medical Center. (Source: WALB)
Nurse Kristen Zinker (Source: WALB) Nurse Kristen Zinker (Source: WALB)
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

It may have been in the lower 90s in southwest Georgia on Tuesday, but it felt like Christmas in Moultrie.

It was the most wonderful time of the year for those at the Colquitt Regional Medical Center.

Throughout the week, they're asking the community to donate toys for young patients undergoing treatment at the hospital. 

Nurse Kristen Zinker said that a lot of the kids are scared to be at the hospital, and the toys offer comfort. 

"It kind of provides a sense of trust between the child and the staff," said Zinker. "And we need that because the scrubs are a dead giveaway. They're scared of us. And building a friendship with them is a big help."

Toys can be dropped of at the visitor's lobby. 

For a list of items needed, visit the Colquitt Regional Medical Center's Facebook post.

The Toy Drive will end on Friday. 

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