Last Minute Toy Store begins handing out gifts to Nashville families

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Posted at 7:15 AM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 21:36:41-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Last Minute Christmas Toy Store will start handing out gifts to families in need on Thursday.

The first round of families arrived at 10 a.m. To help with social distancing, they will have one car every 50 seconds until 5:30 p.m.

The toys are pre-bagged, which makes it easy for them to be loaded into vehicles.

"Weeks ago we were talking with Sheriff Daron Hall," said the nonprofit's president, Dale Robble. "We were like, 'Is this something that we can do right now, with COVID? Is this something we can do right now?' [Hall] said, 'If we can figure out a way to do it, let's make it happen.' We're doing this today not because it's easy, we're doing this because it's very hard, very difficult, but it's neat."

The gifts are for families in need and those who aren't receiving help from other organizations. The nonprofit has seen a great need this year. In fact, 1,500 families are expected to come through today through Saturday to pick up gifts.

"This is amazing. Especially, with everything going on right now," said Jalisa Webster, mother of two boys. "We needed this, I needed this. I don't know about anybody else, but I definitely did. This is a blessing for sure."

If you would still like to donate and help bring a smile to a child’s face you still can. You can drop toys off at the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office Service Center from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. through Saturday. They’re also accepting $20 gift cards for teens.