Trash To Treasure Seeking Used Toys to Distribute

Updated: 12/18/2013 7:36 PM
Created: 12/18/2013 6:59 PM KAALtv.com
By: John Doetkott

(ABC 6 News) -- Following in Toys for Tots’ footsteps, one Austin group is making a push for toys this holiday season, but the toys don't necessarily need to be in the box.

The Austin Trash To Treasure group will be collecting new or gently used toys at Living Bible Church from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday.

The group already has more than 90 kids on its list, and organizers said they hope accepting used toys will make it easier for people to donate.

"Not a lot of people can afford Christmas,” said Wieonia O’Neil, one of the group’s organizers. “This way we're recycling toys, we're reusing them, that way they're not just getting thrown out, other little kids can enjoy them."

The group will be distributing toys on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and if you'd like more information on how you can help, visit the group’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/TrashtoTreasureAustin/ or call Misty Conn at (507) 383-5604.