Little Red Stories
Our American Legion Auxiliary Unit has filled the Classic wagon with goodies to use as a raffle. The proceeds from our raffle go to help our local Veterans in many ways. We donate to the local VA Hospital, purchase Christmas gifts for Veterans in our local nursing homes and our State Veterans home, donate to the USO, the local Boys & Girls Club, Veteran benefit Golf tournaments, the list goes on. The Radio Flyer wagon creates a lot of interest!
I bought first grandchild radio red flyer for his first Christmas. When he was big enough I would pull him in. We used to take long walks with it rather I walked and he rode in the wagon. I had it for years and wish I still had it.
We teach our kids to share their gifts and toys with others. Before Christmas or after a birthday we get our radio flyer and fill it with toys to donate to our local Children’s hospital, park district, and school. My kids are 3 And 4 years old and they understand that sharing is caring. It’s so important to teach kids the joy of giving.
It's hard to remember a time in my life when I haven't had a Radio Flyer wagon, beginning fifty years ago with my brother and I racing down the hill by our house, in the wagon he received from Santa. I remember my best friend and I delivering cookies, thirty years later my own daughter delivering cookies, all in a Radio Flyer red wagon. One of my favorite and most bittersweet memories is of my children placing their handicapped cousin and their dog in his red wagon and taking him for a ride around the neighborhood. My nephew became handicapped at the age of two after a horrible accident, as a result of his accident he is unable to see or walk. He was in the hospital for 5 months, we visited him almost daily, my children ate their meals at the hospital cafeteria and did their homework in the hospital play room. My own children were 5 and 9 at the time. Seeing the gentleness they displayed towards their cousin and wanting to include him in their play time was truly a heart touching moment that I will never forget.
I would love to win wagons for Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis My daughter went there when she was little. She is a double amputee and they have red wagons to pull the kids around and they are a lifesaver. Now my grandson goes to Riley and we use the red wagons when he is a patient. We have had many friends that go there and the kids love being pulled in the red wagons so I would love to donate wagons to Riley. Thanks for the amazing contes❤️
Must. Have. A. Radio. Flyer. My daughter was not quite two years old when a little girl the same age moved in a few houses down in the Spring of 1989. She had a radio flyer with wood sides, big enough for both girls to sit in and have their toys with them as well. The two girls would share the flyer for walks in the neighborhood and play with it for hours. Then, in the early fall, the little girl moved away.... and took the radio flyer with her. My daughter was heart broken over losing her best friend AND the radio flyer. We decided that a wagon like the little girl's would make a good Christmas present! Where we lived, winter meant snow. For that Christmas Eve night, we got over a foot of snow. The snowplows did not come because of it being a holiday, so the sidewalks and roads were heavy with all that snow. The radio flyer was still in the box and this little girl could not believe a big wagon could be in that flat box. So at her insistence, without opening another present (for any of the children), we had to put the wagon together. And then put our snowsuits on and go out in all that snow around the block for its first official ride with the whole family. It was fun!!!