Volunteers purchase gifts for 'Toys For Tots' program


ORLANDO, Fla. - Toys For Tots volunteers spent Thursday morning buying hundreds of gifts for central Florida's neediest children.

Thursday was the last day for families to get on the list, and Channel 9's George Spencer reports there's still a critical need for donations.

The boxes of toys were flying off the shelves by the handful Thursday morning at Toys R Us at the Mall of Millenia.

"It's enjoyable. You meet a lot of people," said volunteer Tiffany Walker.

Walker said she has been volunteering with Toys For Tots shoppers for years.

"Just to see the smiles on the kid's' faces and the parents' faces when they receive the toys," she said.

The "Toys For Tots" supply will give 30,000 central Florida children in three of counties a special Christmas.

"We have a specific process and specific budget that we stick to, to make sure that we spread around what's been donated," said Christopher Hoagland of Toys For Tots.

Donations are still desperately needed. Toys For Tots organizers said they especially need donations for two types of kids, children younger than 3 and kids between 10 and 14.