Toys for Tots gives donations today - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Toys for Tots gives donations today

Posted: Updated:

About 5,000 children left with smiles on their faces and toys in their arms.

Families lined up early this morning at the Benton Franklin Fair Grounds to receive donated toys from the Toys for Tots program which started gathering toys this summer for the day long event. Many families say this program helps make Christmas more special for their children to know there are people out there who care.  

Each child received five toys today ranging from board games to bicycles. Organizers of the event say most donations came from the Toys for Tots Foundation. The event ran out of toys at four this afternoon after every toy was donated to a child in need.