LANCASTER, Pa. — The Lancaster Toys for Tots needs your help!
Ahead of the holiday season, the group still needs 9,000 toy donations ahead of next week's distribution because of this year's extremely high demand.
Coordinator Gilbert Bixler says he was able to get bikes and quite a few other toys thanks to those who have donated.
In 2021, nearly 39,000 toys were distributed to children in the Lancaster-area. Bixler says they need even more help this year.
"This upcoming week is the best week of the year," he said. "People come up, they give you a hug [and] a kiss on the cheek. [People] will shake your hand and say, 'Thanks, we didn't know what we were going to do this year the way the economy was.' That's very rewarding."
For more information and a full list of local drop-off spots throughout the Lancaster County area, click here.