By Roger Mari
HONOLULU (KHNL)- Today the Salvation Army and Marines gathered up all the Toys For Tots donations they've been collecting at their drop off sites across Oahu.
As the toys are prepared for needy keiki on Christmas morning, there's still a lot of work to be done.
The marines picked up the toys and dropped them off. Santas other helpers were from the Hawaii Pacific University spirit club.
"I like giving back to the community, especially being a kid who didn't really get much when I was younger. It's nice to see people still have a heart during the holidays," said volunteer Barbara Pascua.
Everything from bikes to board games, they're sorted according to age and gender. These toys are not hand-me-downs but brand new ones.
"They're receiving a great gift that they probably wouldn't receive otherwise," said Kim Geise of the Salvation Army.
So many toys and so many people on oahu willing to share the christmas and aloha spirit.
"I know there's a lot of donors out there who don't have children of their own, so I guess they like to bring smiles to those kids who don't get that much during the season and try to make it as special as possible, said Barbara Pascua.
Toys for tots is pleased with the donations but hopes for more over the next four days.
Any gender and non gender specific toys will be great from 0-2, and we have a very big shortage of toys from 8 years old and up for our girls.
With Christmas just one week away, there's still time to donate. You can drop them off at the Dole Cannery Warehouse