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87th Annual Mac's Toy Fund sees record number of toy donations

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BECKLEY, WV (WVVA) -

The Beckley-Raleigh County Convention Center was packed Saturday morning with families from all over Raleigh County for one of the longest standing Christmas traditions in the area, Mac's Toy Fund.

For more than eight decades, the fund has helped area families make ends meet at Christmastime, by giving out free toys and bicycles.

Once a year, for three hours, the building becomes the largest toy store in West Virginia.

Mac's Toy Fund has been a Christmas tradition since 1930, it's mission to ensure every child in the county gets something under the Christmas tree.

Mac's Toy Fund vice president Pete Torrico says this year sets a record for the amount of toys donated, thanks to generous donations from the community. But he says it's the volunteers who make the event a success.

"Mac's Toy Fund is a 100 percent volunteer organization,” Torrico said. "I've always said I think the volunteers get as much out of it as those who receive the toys.”

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