December 6, 2013
A group tried to help kids around Central Virginia have a present under their tree this Christmas.
The 26th Toy Lift wrapped up Friday night, gathering new toys to give to kids this holiday season.
Cars rolled up early Friday morning until 8 p.m. unloading, bikes, toys, games and books. The Toy Lift hoped to collect 10,000 toys for 3,800 kids across Central Virginia, a goal of a 500-child increase from last year.
"Looks like we'll make our goal and like we'll have enough stuff. We're waiting to here from the outlying areas, all the different remote sites. But It looks like even with the weather it's gonna be another fantastic Toy Lift this year," said Tom Powell, the founder of the Toy Lift.
"Having the community come out and make another successful toy lift, a little over a quarter century now, doing this, and it's gonna be a fantastic year. 'Cause a lot of kids in Central Virginia knew exactly what they were gonna get until this day, and that was nothing, and thanks to your help, it'll be a merry and bright Christmas around Central Virginia," said Powell.
If you didn't make it out on Friday, you can still make a monetary donation through the Toy Lift's website. Powell said you may still drop off a toy at many local businesses including Shenandoah Joe's and Quick Lane Tire and Auto Center.
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