A quiet Newark neighborhood was filled with the sound of more than 500 motorcycles on Saturday, marking the United Motorcycle Clubs of Alameda County and Newark-based League of Volunteers' (LOV) 4th annual Toy Drive and "Adopt a Family" program.
The United Motorcyle Clubs of Alameda County, made up of more than 50 community-oriented motorcycle clubs from the Bay Area, gathered Saturday morning in Hayward to ride together to LOV's headquarters on Ruchin Drive.
Santa Claus led the pack with trucks filled with donated toys and 500 plus riders following closely behind him.
Awaiting the motorcyclists were children and families that are a part of the nonprofit's "Adopt a Family" program.
And what differenciates this toy drive from other toy drives is that participants get to directly interact with recipients.
Upon arriving, members of the motorcycle clubs personally escort children to a room filled with all the donated toys, and each club member helps a child pick out gifts.