29th Annual Roaddogs Toy Run - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

29th Annual Roaddogs Toy Run

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Despite the chilly weather, the Roaddogs of Billings made way through the Magic City to bring in toys to help children have a Merry Christmas.

Hundreds of community members came out to donate gifts, and the line was so long it wrapped from one side of the mall to the other.

Since it's the season of giving, the Roaddogs piled into Rimrock Mall with gifts for children who won't be able to have Christmas gifts this year.

Roaddogs President, Curly Claus said, "It's not about the money. It's something simple. If you can get a $5 something, that could be all that kid has underneath the tree, and that's what it's all about."

This is their 29th year, and Curly Claus said it's an honor to give back to the community.

"It may be the only thing he gets. It could be a toothbrush. It could be a little teddy bear. You know times are getting tough, and it's time for the tough to get going, and that's what we're doing," said Curly Claus.

This is one hundred percent true, because that's why 10-year-old Taylor Brooke took a stand to give back.

"It was really fun. I enjoyed helping pick out toys to do this. I liked carrying them in, even though it was really cold outside," said Brooke.

It was her first year doing it, and said she bought gifts because it made her feel sad when she found out some children won't get gifts this year.

"I want to do it again, because it's just really fun, and feels really good to help out making Christmas feel better for another kid, who won't probably get Christmas presents," said Brooke.

The Roaddogs organization says the holidays can be tough, and if you're in need of some Christmas presents for the holidays, you can fill out an application at the Salvation Army.

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