$50,000 worth of toys collected by KIRO 7 Mobile Tweetup

by: Michael Fox Updated:

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KIRO 7 would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who was a part of this year’s Toys for Tots Mobile Tweetup.

The Mobile Tweetup crew drove around the Pacific Northwest for three hours, visiting Twitter friends and collecting thousands of donations for Toys for Tots.

The event was livestreamed on kirotv.com as KIRO 7 anchor Michelle Millman and traffic reporter Alexis Smith led a campaign to help make sure no kid goes without a toy this holiday season.

The team of helpers was escorted by Brad Brotherton of Brotherton Cadillac and followed by a fleet of four other Cadillac Escalades from Northwest Cadillac Dealers.

The Mobile Tweetup route covered most of the Puget Sound and included Seattle, Bellevue and Renton. The campaign received donations from numerous retailers and local companies including the Seattle Seahawks, Hotel Bellevue, Bellevue Cadillac Dealer, Uwajimaya, Caliber Real Estate, Azteca, Doug’s Northwest Cadillac and Gilda’s Club Seattle.

The Tweetup crew was also surprised by Nintex, a Seattle based company who heard about the effort and joined the cause by going to Costco and purchasing seven pallets of toys to donate.

The Mobile Tweetup team finished out the day by presenting the toys to the Toys for Tots Marines at KIRO 7 Eyewitness News studios, the final stop on the Tweetup.

Thank you again to all who participated in this year's KIRO 7 Mobile Tweetup. Your generosity will be felt by thousands of kids in our community this holiday season.