Axiom, HFD step up on behalf of Operation: Stocking Stuffer

Axiom's Philip Ransdell (second from right) joins Houston Fire Department personnel after delivering gifts to HFD Station No. 6, located at 3402 Washington Ave., on behalf of Operation Stocking Stuffer on Wednesday, Dec.19. (photo by Carleton D. Smith Jr.)
As the holidays approach, getting into a generous mood wasn’t too difficult when benefiting youngsters in the community is the goal.

Axiom employees got involved after the Houston Fire Department and KPRC-TV Ch. 2 sounded the call for new or gently used toys during the annual “Operation: Stocking Stuffer,” which began Nov. 27 through Dec. 18. Within the span of a week, gifts from employees accumulated on a first-floor desk within the Axiom offices, ranging from small action figures to a bicycle. 

On Wednesday, the gifts were rounded up and transported from historic Fire Station No. 6 at 1702 Washington Ave. to HFD Station No. 6 at 3402 Washington, where HFD personnel graciously accepted them.

According to the Houston Fire Department, last year’s toy drive collected more than 250,000 toys from 90 HFD stations and from various businesses in Houston.