This year, WTAJ News Anchor Carolyn Donaldson is the honorary chairwoman.
"This is amazing- seven years you've been doing this- going strong," said Donaldson. "It's a great testimony and service to others."
Conner Hagins started 'Cuddles for Kids' after his dad had a double-by pass and was in the hospital. That's when Conner got the idea that he wanted to do something for the kids who didn't get to spend the holidays at home. Over the last few years, Cuddles has collected more than 45,000 toys and distributed them to kids, and organizations nation wide.
"We support a lot of community events but one driven by a local teen is one we had to be involved with," said Megan Seese-Livingston, Young Professionals of the Alleghenies.
"I think its great to reach out to people... the more people know the more everyone wants to get involved," said fellow classmate Lilly Bradley.
For a complete list of drop off sites click on Cuddles, WTAJ New's Offices in Altoona and Johnstown also have bin for donations.