(WTNH) – News 8 is getting into the holiday spirit and collecting toys for kids in need this holiday season.

News 8 is teaming up with Toys for Tots and hosting the GR8 Holiday Give toy drives.

A toy drive is taking place at the Westfarms Mall in West Hartford on December 17 from 9 a.m. until noon

News 8 hosted a toy drive on December 10 in North Haven and collected 3,700 toys and over $1,100 in donations.

Last year, News 8 and Toys for Tots were able to collect 3,700 toys and $1,195 in monetary donations.

If you would like to attend, please bring a new unwrapped toy to one of the events above. If you are not able to attend but would still like to make a donation, click here to make a monetary donation.