BRADDOCK (KDKA) – Officials in Braddock have boxes and boxes of Legos that they want to give away to children in need – free of charge, just in time for Christmas.

“There’s probably, conservatively, 500 boxes left in the side room,” said Braddock Mayor John Fetterman.

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Fetterman has a good problem on his hands and he needs your help to solve it before Christmas.

“At least four, if not five, separate and distinct Lego kits that we can give to a child (or parent) that would like something for Christmas,” Fetterman said.

A bunch of Legos were donated to the Braddock Free Store for their annual Christmas party that helps people in need.

But despite giving away a lot of them already, the store still has hundreds and hundreds of boxes and several pallets left – and they’re all free to area children.

“We have the birthday kit, so just an incredible amount of Lego — 13,334 boxes to be exact,” Fetterman said.

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Several charities and nonprofit groups have already stopped by to pick up carloads of them.

Darlene Wisniewski of the Rankin Christian Center helps kids with developmental disabilities.

“Some of our folks are unfortunate,” Wisniewski said. “Legos are very expensive, but they’re fun at the same time. It gives the kids an opportunity to have something they wouldn’t ordinarily have.”

The Legos will be available at the Braddock Free Store on 1215 Braddock Avenue. It’s located directly across the street from the Edgar Thompson Plant.

Fetterman says they will hand them out until the end of the business day on Christmas Eve – unless they run out earlier.

If you’re interested, you can call Mayor Fetterman at 412-654-4041.

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