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Toys for Tots donations give kids a special 'moment'

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

The Toys for Tots warehouse is a little tough to find -- it's behind the Franz Bakery warehouse in Spokane Valley -- but once you find it, you'll be glad you did.

"Kids need that extra moment on Christmas," says Myron Bursell. For many kids on Christmas morning, that moment comes from a toy they found under the tree. "It's just really special," Bursell says.

Bursell knows just how special that extra moment is.

"Many years ago, without Toys for Tots, I wouldn't have had Christmas," Bursell remembers. "When I was 6 or 7, I asked my dad for a G.I. Joe. He said no, they're too expensive, but I really wanted one."

After a trip to Toys for Tots, a Marine made young Myron's Christmas wish come true.

"Guess what was in that bag. A G.I. Joe. I swear the Marine went back and got me a G.I. Joe because that's what I wanted."

Now Myron makes sure other children experience that same special Christmas cheer.

"By collecting toys now, it's my way to pay back and help kids who wouldn't have a moment during the Christmas holiday have toys."

Bursell created a donation site at his own local business, and this year he's collected more than 350 toys. "Kids on Christmas morning need a moment, even if it's only 10 minutes, an hour."

As we get closer to Christmas, Bursell hopes you can take a moment to help too.

For more information about how to donate to Toys for Tots, click HERE

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