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Santa’s Sleigh for Shriners delivers special gifts to area children

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A carriage full of toys is delivered to Shriners Children’s hospital.

Matt Burch, dressed as the Grinch, drives a Burch and Sons horse-drawn carriage filled with presents to Shriners Children’s hospital in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021. Adrian Paz, a Shriners Children’s patient ambassador, and BYU Cougars football player James Empey, who is dressed as Santa, ride in the back. Xlear purchased toys from Endzone Hobby Center and donated over $13,000 worth of gifts to Shriners Children’s, including other donations by Dowdle Folk Art and Wicked Audio.

Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

Santa’s sleigh made a special delivery on Wednesday at Shriners Children’s hospital in Salt Lake City.

Xlear Inc. employees delivered over $13,000 in toys, puzzles, games, gift cards and headphones to Shriners Children’s as part of its Santa’s Sleigh for Shriners. BYU Cougars offensive lineman James Empey and Adrian Paz, a 12-year-old Shriners patient ambassador, helped deliver the toys in a horse-drawn carriage.

Others businesses that participated in the delivery included Endzone Hobby Center, Dowdle Folk Art and Wicked Audio.