The busiest place in town today is the Toys for Tots warehouse on Jackson-Keller, as hundreds of volunteers gathered to distribute donated toys to needy kids, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
"We have 10,000 toys, I believe, 3,000 different families here with more to hand out," said Evan Hafer, who heads San Antonio based Black Rifle Coffee, a firm started by veterans. "A substantial amount of effort being put into a great cause."
Toys for Tots has been a project of the Marine Corps Reserve since 1947, and it always attracts active duty and retired military members to gather, wrap, and distribute presents.
Today, the San Antonio Office of Military Affairs was among those on hand, donating toys donated by city employees.
The Tricentennial Commission is wrapping up its busy year by partnering with Walmart to drop off $15,000 worth of toys.
Several schools are also participating in the effort.
"We are all here to help hand out toys to families in need, mainly military families in need," Hafer said.