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Holiday Toy Drive: 'This makes us all feel kind of warm inside'

More evidence that our viewers care about the community and those in need: With the help of some very generous elves over 50 bags of toys were dropped off for our inaugural toy drive. (SBG)

SPRINGFIELD, Ore.- More evidence that our viewers care about the community and those in need: With the help of some very generous elves over 50 bags of toys were dropped off for our inaugural toy drive.

Four trucks hauled a dozen bags in each to deliver toys for kids in Lane County.

Each bag was packed with unwrapped board games, Barbie’s, and big stuffed animals. All of them, ready to donate as part of our first Holiday Toy Drive.

"This is just a true showing of the outpouring of the community," said Les Schwab store manager Jason Gale. "Looking at helping out children in time of need."

Our station is partnering with Les Schwab tires to make sure no kid in Lane County goes without a toy on this holiday season.

"It makes us feel great! You know reaching out and assisting the community in something like this makes us all feel kind of warm inside,” said Gale.

Toys will benefit the Brattain House, Salvation Army, and the Relief Nursery.

The Community Engagement Coordinator for the Relief Nursery, Colbey Carpenter said,

“All of our families are living in some sort of crisis. And so just anything as small as a gift, a book, a new jacket really makes their holiday special."

All gifts go to kids in need, ages 16 and under.

"It's a really inspiring reflection of our community’s commitment to children," said Carpenter.

Smiles shine from cheek to cheek on faces of those giving back to the community. But, it takes a community to make this Christmas magic happen.

"Still dig deep, we still got a couple of weeks left to kind of have a final push," said Gale.

The toy drive ends on December 20th so it's not too late, to give back, and help a kids have a happy holiday too.

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