LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Volunteers with the Marine Corps League of Lufkin and employees of Brookshire Brothers kicked off the 67th annual Toys for Tots Campaign Thursday afternoon.
The annual event raises toys for children all across Angelina and Trinity Counties. Last year the group gave out about 7 toys per child to about 2,400 children.
"Its pretty impressive knowing there is something that has been going on that long,serving the less fortunate children in our community," said Coordinator Brian Crews. "There are coordinators like myself , thousands of us across the United States and this is what we look forward to every year."
The group will be collecting toys over the next several weeks.
Locations they will be at include but are not limited to: all Brookshire Brothers locations in Angelina and Trinity Counties, Family Dollar, Dollar General, all major car dealerships, realtor offices and all major banks.
The group will also be set up outside of Wal Mart on Dec.12-13.
Crews said there is still time to sign up for assistance through the national Toys for Tots
. Deadline for sign up is Dec, 15.