ALBANY, GA (WALB) - For about 20 years, biker brothers in the Remaining Few Motorcycle Toy run have been banding together and collecting toys for kids in the community. There was one man who had been a volunteer for ten years as a Christmas gift to himself.
At the Remaining Few Motorcycle toy drive, Bob Reynolds collects toys in hopes of filling the truck so they can be donated to the Salvation Army.
Crews will then distribute the toys to kids in nine Southwest Georgia counties.
"It's real important to me because there is so many people out there who don't have," said Reynolds.
The goal at Sunday's event was to beat what they collected in donations and money the previous year.
"Last year we did over $13,000 and collected over 5,000 toys," said organizer Richie Brown.
Toys were donated by motorcyclists and people from all over the community and will bring joy to a lot kids. A little girl named Sophia was excited to receive another mermaid to add to her collection.
Giving to kids in the community is the best part for Reynolds, especially for those who wouldn't have a Christmas if it wasn't for the toy drive.
Reynolds called this his Christmas, even though it may not always be the best time of the year.
"Christmas is a hard time for me, but it's a loving time," said Reynolds.
Reynolds had lost many relatives and has very few left. That's why a day like that put a smile on his face.
The group also gave money and a Christmas dinner to four deserving families.