Christmas Bundles Ready for Kids - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Christmas Bundles Ready for Kids

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS -

Blankets and Bears, a local organization, is getting ready to distribute Christmas gift bundles to 400 kids in need.

Volunteers came out to pack up the teddy bear and blanket bundles so kids this Christmas can have something to call their own.

"It's a very worthwhile project," said Vonni Casey, a volunteer. "I'm also a special education with School District Two and I know how important it is to have something that's yours."

The Menace Motorcycle Club participated for the first time last year.

"Once you see a kid grab a bundle, and the look in their eyes, the thank you without words, that's enough to come back every year and do it," said Levi Mowrey, vice president of the Billings Menace Motorcycle Club.

Members raised nearly $7,000 for the group, and helped Blankets and Bears reach its target of providing gifts for 400 kids in Head Start, Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, and Boys and Girls Club.

"Every kid wants a dream and we're all taught to dream when we're younger," Mowrey said. "It's just a way that we may be able to inspire some kid to dream bigger, see something brighter, and go for something. We can influence the next president. Who knows?"

"We care," Casey said. "It doesn't matter if it's Christmas. This will last long past Christmas. But we care. We love you."

Blankets and Bears organizers hope to help even more kids next year.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Montana Make-A-Wish Hosts Missouri Boy

    Montana Make-A-Wish Hosts Missouri Boy

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:13 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:13:55 GMT
    Make-A-Wish Montana is hosting a Missouri family in Big Timber from July 26 – Aug.1. It's a dream come true for one 8-year-old boy.
    Make-A-Wish Montana is hosting a Missouri family in Big Timber from July 26 – Aug.1. It's a dream come true for one 8-year-old boy.
  • Street Lights Needed

    Street Lights Needed

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:51 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:51:12 GMT
    Streets that run for several blocks, without a single street light. It is a dark reality many residents throughout the Magic City face when the sun goes down. Leo Robinson lives on Monad Rd., east of 24th Street. He said if street lights were placed on Monad, safety for everyone would improve. Terry Smith, City Traffic Engineer, said the city is more than willing to work with anyone, on any street, which lacks street lights.
    Streets that run for several blocks, without a single street light. It is a dark reality many residents throughout the Magic City face when the sun goes down. Leo Robinson lives on Monad Rd., east of 24th Street. He said if street lights were placed on Monad, safety for everyone would improve. Terry Smith, City Traffic Engineer, said the city is more than willing to work with anyone, on any street, which lacks street lights.
  • Hells Angels in Cody

    Hells Angels in Cody

    Thursday, July 31 2014 12:06 AM EDT2014-07-31 04:06:53 GMT
    Hundreds of Hells Angels are coming to Cody for a national meeting this week. The motorcycle club apparently likes the northwest Wyoming town. They held their world run there in 2006. Police presence is heavy in Cody now.
    Hundreds of Hells Angels are coming to Cody for a national meeting this week. The motorcycle club apparently likes the northwest Wyoming town. They held their world run there in 2006. Police presence is heavy in Cody now.