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Toys for Tots provides toys for thousands this Christmas

Volunteers work to fill the bags full of toys for each child on their list. (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

ROANOKE (WSLS10) - Thanks to the generosity of WSLS10 viewers, there will be thousands of children who will now wake up with special presents under the tree.

Sgt. Justin Wilson picks out the perfect present for each child.

With the community's help, the United States Marines Corp. was able to deliver toys to all of the families on their needs list.

It's been a lot of hard work for the marines and other volunteers, but meeting all the families on pick up day is what Sgt. Justin Wilson says makes it worth it.

"You finally get to meet them face to face and see their eyes light up and them know that they are going to be able to give their children a good Christmas," Wilson said.

The Delp family was one of more than six-thousand families in the Roanoke family who were helped.

Natasha Delp is working hard to make the 2015 holiday season for her family a happy one, despite recent hardships.

"With Mom passing, it's been hard, but I've been trying to make it good for the kids," Delp said.

Delp came to pick up toys for her son and her three year old sister, whom she is now taking care of.

She said she can only think of the look on her son and her sisters' faces as she loads their presents into her car.

Her sister received a cooking kitchen play set.

"She is probably going to be really excited over that," Natasha said.

Sonia Faqiri of Roanoke is another mom who needed a little help filling her son's stocking this year.

"He will be real excited to get something a little extra that I couldn't afford. They got him a bike and he will love it. I couldn't get it for him," Faqiri said. "There are some good people out there."


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