UNIONDALE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Long Island leaders are joining forces to make sure no child goes without a gift this holiday season.

Marines, lawmakers, law enforcement officers and Santa gathered to announce the 11th annual Toys for Tots drive at Nassau Coliseum.

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Organizers say they are slightly behind their regular collection schedule, so Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder has a message for anyone listening.

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“Get off your couch Sunday morning and drop off a gift here. It’s gonna go to some needy kid around the country that deserves a toy on Christmas morning to put a smile on that kid’s face and show ’em that we do care,” he said.

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They will collect toys from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday for children 12 and under.

CBSNewYork Team