USO Collecting Toys For Christmas In July

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- The Midwest is in a mid-summer heat wave, but that hasn`t stopped the Christmas spirit from filling St. Louis.

Each December, the USO of Missouri throws a holiday bash, 'Santa`s express', for more than a thousand military kids and their families.

But this year, the event`s non-profit grant dried up.

The USO now needs to collect at least a thousand toys.

That`s where 'Christmas in July' comes in.

Having these toys will mean a lot to military families, especially those whose mom or dad is overseas.