CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) — Santa received some help from a local motorcycle club on Sunday afternoon.
As a part of their annual Toy Drive, the Corpitos Chatper of the Calaveras MC, gathered in front of the Walmart in Calallen. For a couple of hours, they collect toys and money, to buy more gifts for children and teens in need for Christmas.
"They have nobody to give them gifts they're in foster care so that's where we step in at," said Ruben Barboza, the President of Calaveras MC Corpitos.
All of the toys and gifts they gather go right back to C.A.S.A. of the Coastal Bend; an organization which pairs volunteers with children in the foster system. He or she acts as a support system outside of their foster family and goes to court sessions with their appointed child.
"Our office is going to be filled with tons and tons of toys," Diana Booth with C.A.S.A. beamed as she watched the men load a trailer with toys.
Booth said there are over 1,700 children in the foster systems throughout Nueces, Aransas and San Patricio Counties. However, C.A.S.A. only interacts with 400 of them, but that's not stopping Booth and her colleagues from making sure all of them have a traditional Christmas.
"We will make sure every foster child in that home receives a toy for Christmas," Booth added.
The bikers finish loading the trailer and make their way back to C.A.S.A., where they unload and sort the toys, gift cards and other items.
"It feels great, all these guys over here, I mean, we all work hard to get this going year after year," Barboza stated.
Soon, the C.A.S.A. volunteers will stop by the headquarters to gather gifts for not only their foster child, but all the other children who live in that same home.
"The more we can help the better, I think every kid deserves a good Christmas," Barboza said.
There is still time to help foster children get toys under the tree for Christmas. To learn more, visit their webpage here.
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