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      QPS bus drivers give kids a very Merry Christmas

      Quincy school bus drivers kept with the spirit of Christmas giving on Saturday.

      Drivers and volunteers delivered a school bus filled with toys to families with under privileged children.

      On Saturday morning Quincy school bus drivers loaded up presents to drop off instead of kids.

      Transforming a bus into a sleigh, they set off to deliver donated gifts to families of the less fortunate students they pick up.

      Dressed in Santa Clause hats, drivers and volunteers handed out gifts to 2 Quincy families that can't afford to buy presents.

      The donations came from Make a Merry Christmas, a group that attempts to give under privileged kids at least one toy for Christmas.

      Jony Shaw, one of the co-founders of the group, started collecting donations after hearing some students families couldn't afford presents for Christmas.

      "It started listening to other stories driving our buses the kids that want to have Christmas," Shaw said.

      Shaw says the most rewarding gift of the experience is seeing the kids reactions.

      "Just watching the smile on the kids faces just jumping up and down for joy makes me happy," Shaw said.

      One of the families they delivered to, the Herod's, have nine children that each received a present to open on Christmas Day.

      "The kids as you can tell are going crazy they love it.," Krisci Herod said. "A very very awesome miracle that God has sent us." And the Herod's are thankful for the generosity.

      "There no way we could have done it with all the kids," Krisci Herod said. " I'm fifty years old and the is the best Christmas I have had in my life."

      Because of the donations two Quincy families will have a Merry Christmas.

      For more information about getting involved with donations visit Make a Merry Christmas Facebook page.