By: Noelani Mathews | WCTV Eyewitness News
December 18, 2017
VALDOSTA, Ga. (WCTV) -- The delivery driver for a South Georgia donut shop is out to make Christmas special for local boys and girls.
Terry Taylor is giving the gift of hope this year in the form of coats and sweaters.
On a typical day, Taylor is delivering donuts. This holiday season, you can find the Daylight Donuts driver delivering gifts.
"I'm going to be like a secret Santa," says Taylor. "Just go to multiple random places where no one knows that I'm coming and pop up."
His plan is called "No Child Goes Cold." The event is a first for Taylor, who came up with the idea on his own.
He's now collecting new and gently-used winter clothes to keep local kids warm this Christmas.
"Growing up as a child, I saw a lot of less fortunate kids going out to play in the cold with no coat or sweater. Becoming an adult I just want to do something for the community," says Taylor.
So far, he says he's been receiving calls to pick up generous donations of clothes. The amount is so big, he's considering a storage unit next Christmas. Taylor is already planning to make this an annual event.
"It's better to give than to receive. I love to give, just like the donations people are giving me. I'm giving it back to the community," says Taylor.
Donations can be dropped off at the Daylight Donuts in Valdosta, Hahira, and Moultrie. Taylor says he'll be accepting winter items until Wednesday, December 20.
The location where he is planning to drop off the donations isn't being released. He says he plans to distribute the items two days before Christmas.