KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Nearly a dozen marines volunteered in the rain Sunday outside Arrowhead Stadium collecting toys for kids in need this holiday season. Toys for Tots has teamed up with the Chiefs for the last fifty years.
While the temperatures ranged higher than normal for this time of year, that did not slow people down from getting into the white Christmas spirit.
Maria Marble donated several gifts and said this year she had someone special on her mind.
"My husband was in the military in California and we moved here to Kansas City when he passed away. So I am giving the toys in memory of him," Marble said.
Last year, more than 1,000 toys and nearly 11,000 donations were collected for needy children in the community.
Sergeant Stephen Wasylchak has donated his time for the last several years and said this is his way of giving back.
"I have to say Kansas City has been good to us. I do it because it would be a shame for a child not to have a Christmas. I can't even imagine a child going through that," Wasylchak said.
While the lines were not as long getting into Sunday's game, leaders said they expect donations to be just as large.
Last year, Marines collected over 1,000 toys and nearly $11,000 in donations.
To donate, check out the Chiefs' Toys for Tots page.