ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - The final push to help make sure every child has a happy holiday season is at hand as the Toys for Tots campaign moves into its final hours.
Volunteers and Marine Corps reservists are in the American Home parking lot on the northwest corner of Carlisle and Menaul boulevards until 7 p.m. accepting new, unwrapped toys and cash donations.
A spokesperson said they are really in need of toys for boys and girls ages 8 to 12.
The Toys for Tots program is trying to help 10,000 local children this year.
KRQE-TV is a sponsor of the annual toy drive.
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