Started by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Toys for Tots program collected and distributed 18 million toys to 7 million less-fortunate children during the past year, according to the organization's website.
"I've seen them load tons of toys into their truck", he said, referring to Marine Corps members who volunteer for Toys for Tots.
Those wishing to donate a new toy to this year's Toys for Tots effort can look for a collection box at area businesses or can call Ms. Reynolds at 315-393-9933.
The program helps put smiles on children's faces across Mid-Michigan Christmas morning.
The Brothers of Mercy Senior Apartments, at 10500 Bergtold Road, Clarence, will serve as a Toys for Tots collection site through December 13.
"Oklahomans know AAA for emergency roadside rescues, insurance and travel services", says Leslie Gamble, manager of Public and Government Affairs, "but we are also concerned about those in need throughout our communities".
After taking a year off, David Sannes has returned this year as the coordinator for the Toys for Tots in Rocky Mount.
It may not be the North Pole, but the Toys for Tots warehouse in Harford County might as well be.
"They go to kids that maybe not have a great Christmas", said Karen Willenbring.
The U.S. Marines are asking for 90,000 toys to help 25,000 children in need throughout Utah.
Like every year, the toys most needed this holiday season are those for older kids.