The ABATE Toy Run has been going on for 27 years. Year after year the biker community in Omaha gives back to the children who need it. The event happens the first weekend of October every year.
This year almost two hundred bikers showed up with gifts before taking off down the road to the drop off zone. Salvation Army, along with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, were there to collect the donations. Some bikers know all too well what it's like to struggle during Christmas.
"I've had children that are grown and gone, and I've been in that position myself where you're always wondered if you're going to be able to afford that do to certain circumstances, you know? And Salvation Army's always been there to help out," says John Martinez, one of the biker volunteers.
Cliff Harding, another volunteer, had difficulties of his own.
"I have seven of my own kids, and I know what's it's like to need a little help once in a while. And they don't have anybody," says Harding.
The Salvation Army will give the toys to families in need during Christmas. For those families, Santa came to town early. On a Harley.