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Hinesville business collects toys for unannounced drive

HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

Umang Desai looked at existing toy drives and decided to start his own. He said he'd looked at collection boxes for some of the nationally recognized organizations and didn't see much in the boxes. So he decided to take tips and donations at his family's business, The Gyro Shop, to buy toys for those less fortunate.

"I probably had $525 at the end of the first night. After that, a few more hundred so we have between $900 and $1,000 all together. I'm very surprised at what 8 to 10 people can do," he noted.

He and some other small business owners in Hinesville are buying toys and blankets for needy children. They will distribute the gifts Dec. 24 in one neighborhood, but he's keeping that under wraps.

In the meantime, he's accepting toy and money donations at the eatery on U.S. Highway 84, next to Kroger.

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