It's that time of year again -- the holidays are right around the corner. And while it's a joyful time of year for most people, it's a challenging time for parents who are short on funds. Lisa Sargent says the Yakima Salvation Army can help.

She says they'll be giving toys to needy families this holiday season working closely with the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots program. And the first major event for the year is the annual motorcycle toy run Saturday morning at the Safeway at 16th and Lincoln. "Motorcycles line up at about 12:00 p.m. and at 1:00 p.m the riders leave and we end the ride at the Wray's at Third and Nob Hill."
That's where the U.S. Marines will collect toys from the riders for the Toys for Tots program.
Signups for the program is now underway at the office on Sixth Avenue downtown.
It's the first of many programs during the holidays to help needy families.
If you'd like to help there's a variety of ways from financial to volunteer work. Call the Salvation Army at 453 3139. Toys for Tots boxes are now at 25 different locations in the Yakima Valley including at KIT studios, 4010 Summitview Ave.

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