AURORA, Colo. — Dozens of organizations lined up outside the Toys for Tots warehouse in Aurora on Monday morning to pick up their orders of toys for the holiday season.
Many of them had planned to give out gifts in the coming days but were told when they arrived that there were not enough toys to fill everyone’s order.
Standing in line since 8 a.m., Jody Nickerson, who went in to get her order, said the warehouse looks completely empty inside.
“Many of us were saying in line, ‘We’ll even take half of what we requested,’ at least to give some of them some gifts and then work from there,” Nickerson said.
Volunteer coordinator with Toys for Tots, Tasha Gallegos, said the reason for there not being enough toys is because of the higher demand and less donations this year.
“Today what we have going on is we have many agencies here picking up toys, scheduled to pick up toys, and we can’t accommodate them because the warehouse is very low on toys. We didn’t reach our goal.”
Toys for Tots will stay open and will be accepting donations through Thursday. If you are interested in donating toys at their location, the address is listed below:
3605 N. Windsor in Aurora, CO