Community comes out in support of Toys For Tots

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The holiday season is just around the corner, and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve’s annual Toys For Tots drive is making sure local kids in need get something special. On Sunday, organizers collected $20 donations and new toys at a Motorcycle Run at the Thunderbird Harley Davidson.

“So we don’t have any kids that don’t go without a Christmas, you can’t have a child that doesn’t have a Christmas, so this is a passion for us,” said Paul Caputo of Toys For Tots. Organizers say Sunday’s drive has put them well on their way to reaching their $60,000 goal.

“The mood out here has been very charitable. We’ve had a great time today. A lot of folks that met us out at Thunderbird were very enthusiastic about getting out here and supporting Toys for Tots,” said Mike Schroeder.

Last year, the organization was able to distribute more than 27,000 toys to 5,000 children. Toys For Tots will still be collecting toys until December 4th and are accepting donations at local fire stations.

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