Nearly 9,000 items were donated to the Kleberg Toys for Tots Foundation in 2012, up 11-percent from the year before.

Monetary donations totaled just over $9,000, up $3,800 from last year. Some 1,600 children from over 800 families benefited from the community's generosity, receiving anywhere from five to seven toys per child.

Toy and monetary donation collection efforts exceeded campaign organizers' expectations.