The Great Toy Giveaway makes Christmas special for hundreds of Houston families

HOUSTON – The Great Toy Giveaway kicked off Thursday in northeast Houston.

KPRC 2, the Houston Fire Department, Prosperity Bank, Katy Furniture and PODS helped gather toys for the Operation: Stocking Stuffer 2017 Toy Drive.

Hundreds donated new, unwrapped toys to bring joy to an underprivileged child this holiday season. 

The Great Toy Giveaway began at 6 a.m. at the New Light Christian Center at 7317 E. Houston Road, Houston 77028 near Ley Road in northeast Houston.

Some people said they started lining up as early as Monday to secure a spot in line.

Toys were distributed on a first come, first serve basis, without pre-registration. 

All recipient had to do to be eligible was show a valid ID.