Thousands of toys were donated Tuesday afternoon to help bring smiles to children who are battling illnesses.
A mother and her daughter, who was a patient at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital in 2016, started Faith's Toy Drive in 2017 and work to get a gift to every child who has to spend their Christmas at the hospital.
More toys were donated this year than ever before.
A total of 5,215 toys were donated Tuesday alone, making it a big success.
The toys are not only given to children around the holidays but also when they're discharged through the Toy Closet Program, a program that spans across the entire state at all Yale New Haven facilities.
The Toy Closet Program takes donations year-round and currently has a shortage. If you're interested in donating to the Toy Closet Program you can find more information by visiting their website.