Toys for Tots campaign kicks off next month

Toys for Tots campaign kicks off next month

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Although the kickoff motorcycle ride for Toys for Tots is almost a month away, U.S. Marines Major Rudd Olmstead said it’s never too late to start thinking about giving.

Toys for Tots in an annual national program with the goal of collecting new, unwrapped toys to give to children in low-income families who may not get Christmas presents otherwise.

In New Mexico, the kickoff event will take place Nov. 2, and Olmstead hopes 1,000 people will participate. Last year, about 900 riders took part in the event that goes from the Duke City Harley-Davidson to the Firebird Harley-Davidson.

Sgt. Cyrus Spurlock riders can bring an upwrapped, new toy to the event, or donate $20 to participate.

Olmstead said the overall campaign takes thousands of people donating toys, money or time, and when it all comes together, he said “it’s phenomenal.”

“You can’t get a better feeling,” he said. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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