YAKIMA, WA -- Bikers, some dressed as Santa Clause with teddy bears strapped to their rides took over the parking lot of Albertson's Sunday. It's a sight you might not normally see but it was all for a good cause.
You might be pretty surprised if any of these guys came down your chimney on Christmas morning but don't get it wrong, each of them are Santas today.
"The smile on a child's face this Christmas season is because of the bikers and those who do provide a new toy for somebody this Christmas," volunteer Lisa Sargent said.
The Salvation Army has been teaming up with local bikers for 21 years. Each biker straps a toy to their ride to give to needy kids this holiday season and they love to help.
"It's nice to be able to bring a little bit of cheer to the less fortunate," biker John Drakes said. "It makes them feel good."
"Well you know the bikers are no different than you and I," Sargent said. "They just wear their leather and hats."
Police joined in on the fun and made sure that the Santas don't do anything to end up on the naughty list.
"They may have a reputation that doesn't fit them," Sergeant Chance Belton said. "They're a bunch of good guys. They're always out here, every year we get more and more people involved riding bikes with us."
Today showed that underneath the leather there is a heart and they may have an unusual slay but it's bringing toys non-the-less to put a smile on a needy child's face this Christmas.
The Salvation Army expects to raise a couple hundred dollars from the event as well as putting a few toys under the Christmas Tree from a very unusual Santa.