LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - There's no snow on the ground or carols playing in the distant and it's not beginning to look a lot like Christmas. But the season of giving is in full swing in Lufkin.
"All of our kids at our school are obviously all privileged. We walk outside of our house and there are kids that you see are less fortunate than you are," said a group of students from Pineywoods Community Academy.
Privileged but not unaware of the world around them. It's for that reason these students made it their mission to give back in the form of over 800 stuffed animals.
"For a child that age to be concerned about other children in the communities who may not be as well off or be as fortunate as they are to want to turn around and help, that just speaks volumes," said Brian Crews, coordinator for Angelina and Trinity County Toys for Tots.
The end of result of weeks of toy drives at PCA leading up to Tuesday's drop-off to Toys for Tots. It's a form of generosity that will extend far beyond these four walls.
"We provide these stuffed animals like the students gave us today to the area law enforcement agencies to carry in their vehicles to use in their offices or things like that to use when children have to come in for any reason," Crews said.
Providing comfort for children they will never meet, all while learning a life lesson in the process.
"Some kids are living on the streets in some places and are less fortunate than you are. Anything, even if you use it maybe once or twice, you can still give it up and you may get something in return for that," the students said.