Toys for Tots collects donations at drive-thru event in Massapequa Park

A special Toys for Tots drive-thru collection event is being held in Massapequa Park for the holiday season.
The “Cruise-Thru Holiday Toy Drive” at John Burns Park is accepting donations of unwrapped toys from 9 a.m. to 2 pm.
Santa Claus will make an appearance and there will be a drop box where children can send letters to Santa.
The event collected over 20,000 toys for Long Island children last year.
Organizers say the gifts send a message of hope to children who otherwise wouldn't be receiving presents this holiday season.
"New unwrapped toys are a symbol of hope — putting a smile on a child's face when you give them a Christmas toy is so rewarding,” says US Marine Major Chuck Kilbride, of Toys for Tots.