CHICO, Calif. - California Highway Patrol held its annual toy drive distribution at the Church of Latter Day Saints in Chico on Friday.
Doors opened on Friday for thousands of children in need.
"Every kid will be able to pick up five toys of their choice and they'll be able to take it home with them," said Officer Logan Callahan.
CHP hoped to get 2,400 toys and well exceeded the expectations bringing in over 14,000 toys.
"It's awesome to see the joy," Callahan said. "I take much pleasure in seeing how happy the kids are, and their faces light up when they see Santa."