Pancakes are good, but pancakes for a good cause are better. People gathered in Pocatello this morning to partake of the breakfast favorite and in return they gave a little bit back themselves.
It was the third annual Pancakes in the Park event this morning for the Toys for Tots organization here in Pocatello. Staff just asked for $5 or a toy donation in return. This event is the perfect kick off to the toy gathering season; you'll see those Toys for Tots bins around town starting the first of November. The staff is purely volunteer, but the smiles they've put on thousands of kids’ faces are payment enough for their hard work.
"It makes you humbled because a lot of people got everything and some people don't have anything and that really hits home," said the Toys for Tots area coordinator in Pocatello, Phillip Hartman.
Toys for Tots gave out 2400 toys in Pocatello last year and hope to up that number to about 3000 this holiday season. All toys and money donated in our area stay in our area, you can visit toysfortots.org to find out where and how to donate toys or your time to this worthy cause.