CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman who works in the cafeteria of a Southeast Side hospital visited her company’s children’s hospital Monday morning and brought with her hundreds of toys.
It’s the seventh year in a row that Jessie Tendayi has done it.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Some Severe Storms For Northwest Indiana Sunday Afternoon, Severe Storms Still Expected Sunday Night
She brought with her about 500 toys for boys and girls of all ages at Advocate Children’s Hospital. She’ll do the same thing at Lutheran General Hospital. She says she doesn’t have any children of her own but that “God has called me to be the mother of so many children”.
Tendayi is from Zimbabwe. She saves her money every year with a credit union account so that she can buy toys for hospitalized children. She figures she has spent more than $4,000 this year.READ MORE: Police Call In SWAT Team After Woman Is Found Shot At Club Quarters Central Loop Hotel Downtown