The annual Toys For Tots drive was organized more than 40 years ago by the Lake Havasu City Kiwanis Club, according to Lisa Theopolis.
The club partners with the Lake Havasu City Marine Corps League and other local organizations to ensure that local children have toys to open on Christmas.
Theopolis said special contributors include Havasu 95 and PetSmart as well as many local businesses that collect toys for the drive. Havasu 95 Speedway donated a total of 163 items including bikes, scooters and skateboards to the program this year.
Sue Reed, Kiwanis President Stephanie Whittecar, and Stephanie Lane sort toys for Toys for Tots. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene
Derek Winachocwsky and Saxon Valenzuela place toys in bags for Toys for Tots. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene
Norm Carrick and Fred Robbins prepare bags for Toys for Tots. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene
Lisa Theopolis and Nancy Dominguez sort items for Toys for toys. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene
Bikes donated by Havasu 95 Speedway are sorted for Toys for Tots. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene
Toys donated by PetsMart are sorted for Toys for Tots. Jillian Danielson/RiverScene