Stamford business offers free gas to Toys for Tots volunteers
Volunteers with Toys for Tots Stamford will enjoy a free ride for the rest of the season thanks to a local business.
Lone Star Repair Service is filling the tanks of local Toys for Tots volunteers as a show of holiday cheer.
Navy vet George Ducanic started Toys for Tots Stamford nearly 30 years ago.
"We're in a dire need of toys now, for the 6-to-9-year-old boys and girls, and the 10-to-12 boys and girls," said Ducanic.
Lone Star owner Fulvio Tamborro says he's just trying to match the volunteers' commitment.
"Their whole life they've been giving back to the community, to our country, and that's what they're going to do for their whole life," said Tamborro. "I mean these guys, you can see it, it's in their heart."
Local Toys for Tots coordinators say filling their tanks just to go collect donations is becoming prohibitively expensive for volunteers, many of whom are retired veterans.
Stamford coordinator Chris Munger says with national donations down, the need for Christmas gifts locally is dire.
Toys for Tots coordinators say you can donate gifts securely at their Stamford headquarters or one of the official collection boxes around Fairfield County. For more information, click here.