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Brightly-colored sheets being collected at Carmel fire stations for Riley donation

It's part of a special program aimed at helping children fighting cancer.

CARMEL, Ind. (WTHR) - The Carmel Fire Department is asking you to "give a sheet."

It's part of a special program aimed at helping children fighting cancer.

Right now, all fire stations in Carmel are collecting new, brightly colored bed sheets to donate to kids in the hospital.

The drive was inspired by a fellow firefighter who lost a young daughter to cancer.

"These kids spend a lot of time in the hospital they end up, it kind of becomes a home away from home," said CFD's Tim Griffin. "Sadly, their parents have to work a lot of the time still, they are there in that hospital alone so if there's anything we can do to help brighten up their day, I mean these kids are strong and they are going through a lot."

The drive will be going on for the next few weeks but the department tells us, they will accept donations anytime.