Toys for Tots to Help Thousands of Arkansas Children - KATV - Breaking News, Weather and Razorback Sports

Toys for Tots to Help Thousands of Arkansas Children

Posted: Updated:

Little Rock - You know Christmas can't be far away when KSSN Radio's Bob Robbins and members of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve gather on Toy Hill to announce the annual Toys for Tots program.

Nationally, Toys for Tots has served over 200 million children in its 63 years. 

Locally, Robbins has spent more than 30 years promoting the event and broadcasting live for 48-hours straight each year during the event.

This year's three-day gathering on Toy Hill, near War Memorial Stadium, takes place December 3-5.

Robbins says Toys for Tots helps thousands of children in Arkansas.

"Everybody knows the state of the economy.  Lots of people are going to need help, so that's what we're here to do.  I can't imagine a child waking up on Christmas morning without a Christmas gift, and that's why we come", Robbins said.

If you would like to support Toys for Tots you can drop off new or gently used toys or donations starting Friday, December 3rd at 5 p.m.  There will be music, and food on Saturday and Sunday, and a huge motorcycle parade at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. 

       

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Police warn parents about criminal consequences of kids "sexting"

    Police warn parents about criminal consequences of kids "sexting"

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:09 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:09:53 GMT
    JACKSONVILLE (KATV) - Hormones run rampant in teens – it’s why the concept of sending lewd photos to one another seems so natural to them. But do they know that doing that can land them in some hot water?  More >>
    JACKSONVILLE (KATV) - Hormones run rampant in teens – it’s why the concept of sending lewd photos to one another seems so natural to them. But do they know that doing that can land them in some hot water?  More >>
  • Stolen Home

    Stolen Home

    Stolen Home

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:14:57 GMT

    One Lonoke County woman's dream of home ownership didn't last long.  She is facing eviction amidst allegations that her home is stolen.

    More >>

    One Lonoke County woman's dream of home ownership didn't last long.  She is facing eviction amidst allegations that her home is stolen.

    More >>
  • DHS revokes Bryant daycare license after 8-month old infant dragged across carpet

    DHS revokes Bryant daycare license after 8-month old infant dragged across carpet

    DHS revokes Bryant daycare license after 8-month old infant dragged across carpet

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:43:59 GMT
    BRYANT (KATV)--A Bryant daycare owner has her license revoked after one of her employees allegedly dragged an 8-month old infant across the carpet. We first reported this story back in February when surveillance video showed the employee dragging the infant by the leg. Shortly after this incident, the Department of Human Services investigated further and revoked the owner's license closing the Wisdom Tree Learning Academy's doors for good. Coats is facing one count of endangering the welfare ...More >>
    BRYANT (KATV)--A Bryant daycare owner has her license revoked after one of her employees allegedly dragged an 8-month old infant across the carpet. We first reported this story back in February when surveillance video showed the employee dragging the infant by the leg. Shortly after this incident, the Department of Human Services investigated further and revoked the owner's license closing the Wisdom Tree Learning Academy's doors for good. Coats is facing one count of endangering the welfare ...More >>