|Updated: 12/05/2011 7:44 am
||Published: 12/04/2011 5:44 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Sunday's rain couldn't stop the spirit of giving for the Toys for Tots riders at Rodney's Cycle House in Little Rock.
Every year, they collect toys to bring to Toy Hill knowing that they will never meet the children they are helping.
"A child on Christmas morning doesn't understand that there's no toy under the tree," says Rodney Roberts who owns Rodney's Cycle House.
"Their parents may be unemployed. We're just glad to help out," says biker Bob Barker.
That's why the rain couldn't stop Roberts and his biker friends from helping Toys for Tots.
"This is the weekend that we do it, so, rain, shine, tornadoes, doesn't make any difference, we're gonna make it happen," says Roberts.
"Kids faces will light up on Christmas. They won't ever be able to see the faces, but they'll know that the work that they do actually creates a happier Christmas for some kids that otherwise wouldn't have one," said Governor Mike Beebe who stopped by.
The usual crowd at Rodney's Cycle House in Little Rock tops three-thousand. Sunday's was sizably smaller. The toys and money the bikers collect will go to kids who live in Arkansas.
"Proud of the bikers. They're tough, you know, they've got a purpose, and this is the purpose," says Roberts.
You still have time to donate new, unwrapped toys. Just drop them off at Toy Hill near War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, or you can bring them to Rodney's Cycle House.