The annual Toys for Tots Campaign directed by the Marine Reserves kicks off with a big event Monday from 4-7 p.m. at Brookshire Brothers Gaslight location in Lufkin.

Brian Crews, director of the Toys for Tots for Angelina and Trinity Counties, will be there along with the huge 5-ton M54 cargo truck.

Christmas Day is just about 7 weeks away and time to start collecting toys and monetary donations for the less fortunate kids in the area is now.  You are more than welcome to bring a new, unwrapped toy to Monday's kick off event, or you can be on the look out for the numerous drop boxes that will be set up at many businesses during the holiday season.