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18th Bykes for Tykes delivers hundreds of donations to Salvation Army in Empire

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COOS BAY, Ore. -- Christmas is a short week away and, over the weekend, a group of people gathered in Coos Bay to give back during this holiday season.

The 18th Annual South Coast Bykes for Tykes took place at Coos Cycle Supply.

The group raises money all year long, then buy toys and bikes to donate.

On Sunday, trucks and more than a hundred bikes helped deliver the gifts to the Salvation Army in Empire.

The owner of Coos Cycle Supply told us why he started Bykes for Tykes almost 20 years ago.

"I was one of the kids that grew up in Empire that had nothing, so when I went out on the first toy run some other people, it was like, I miss the Salvation Army, so we started giving back," said organizer Walter Evans.

Hundreds of bikes and toys were donated this year.

for more, visit the South Coast Bykes for Tykes page on Facebook.

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