Collaborating To Give Needy Kids Gifts For Christmas

(KHNL)- The annual "Toys 4 Tots" kicked off this weekend with much fanfare!

The first of hopefully thousands of toys were donated today to needy children this Christmas. KHNL NBC 8 and K5 The Home Team are proud to work with the U.S. Marines to help collect toys for children in need.

Organizers hope to gather some 50,000 toys in time for Christmas.

Staff Sgt. Rob Marchand said, "Ninety percent of all the toys will stay stay here on this island. No toys will leave the Hawaiian islands."

The Marines need a little extra help this year - a new, large, and secure area to store the collected christmas gifts.