'We'll probably keep on going until we can't do it no more': Toys for South County kids

Keith Burton and his family have been involved in the South County Toy Drive for 20 years, supplying kids with basketballs, ponies - you name it. This year, he hopes it's no different. (SBG)

MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. - Keith Burton and his family have been involved in the South County Toy Drive for 20 years, supplying kids with basketballs, ponies - you name it.

This year, he hopes it's no different.

"Well, from what we understand, it's pretty important," Burton said. "I mean, if it wasn't for this toy run, hundreds of kids wouldn't get any toys."

But he and his family have been having health issues this year, making it difficult to get the word out about the toy drive.

"Had a little bit of problems," Burton said. "I had a knee surgery go bad so I haven't been able to get out as much. And my mother, she's got her back out, so she needs surgery."

Despite their struggles, the family has collected more than 2,500 toys.

They say quitting isn't an option.

"Yeah, we thought about quitting after this year," Burton said, "but the reality of it is we'll probably keep on going until we can't do it no more."

The family hopes to collect more toys before the weekend so kids in south Douglas County can have some cheer during the holiday season.

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