Krista McNallyDec 7, 2017, 7:58 pmDec 20, 2017, 1:46 pm

St. Nick trades sleigh for Humvee to kick off Toys for Tots drive

Military, Nassau police officials help bring Christmas cheer to children in need

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WESTBURY — Santa Claus swapped his sleigh for a Humvee and arrived in Long Island with police and United State Marines in tow to kick off a weekend of giving in Nassau County.

"It’s about the symbol of hope, and that’s what all these toys are for, to give these kids hope for the holidays," said Marine Staff Sgt. John D'Quinton.

This weekend will be the biggest planned Toys for Tots drive in the entire nation. It will take place Sunday, Dec. 10 at the Glen Cove Police Station at 9 a.m., and then they will drive a large exotic car convoy to Eisenhower Park where the collection will continue.

Toys for Tots is hoping to top last year’s record, so they are asking the community to bring an unwrapped toy for a child during the weekend.

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