$12,000 -- that's the amount a group of Navy and Marine volunteers set out to spend Sunday morning at Toys R Us on 28th Street for Toys for Tots.

That's just a portion of the amount donated by the community already this year -- it means means a "merry Christmas" for so many children in need.

"This is the best gig," said Navy Chief Danner. "The community supports us, now it's our turn."

Toys for Tots registration is open now and ends the week of Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24.

To register to receive toys, call 211 or their toll free number 1-800-887-1107. Toys for Tots will provide detailed instructions on how to receive toys in the correct county.

For more information about Toys for Tots, click here.