The 17th annual Motorcyclists for Kids Toy Ride took place in the parking lot of the Colony Square Mall on Saturday.
Biker groups from all over the county came together to raise money for Christmas toys in partnership with the Salvation Army. Some bikers brought in gifts while others gave monetary donations.
"Oh my goodness it's amazing because last year it was over like three or four thousand dollars, so that helps us be able to buy toys," said Salvation Army Major, Diane Campbell. This year we are having a really hard time with can goods so they are going to be helping us all around to be able to supply food for baskets. "
Campbell says their donations and kindness often makes a lifetime impact on underprivileged children in our area.
"It's nothing like it." said Campbell. When they are smiling from ear to ear and they get so excited that they shake, that's really what it's all about because they know they are remembered and they are loved."
Once all the toys were collected, bikers all rode in unison to the Salvation Army, where they had lunch and played games to raise more money for local youth.