Toy drive held for victims of violent crime

December 4, 2011 2:41:38 PM PST
Children affected by violent crime are taking home stuffed animals thanks to the dream of a teenager.

Houston police officers collected 2,500 toys at the Lacrosse Classic in west Houston this weekend.

The toy drive was conceived two years ago by Julia Briggs, a 13-year-old who wanted to comfort children during a traumatic time.

Briggs died of cancer a short time later, but her friends and family took up the cause in her memory.