The Christian Appalachian Project has given a tractor-trailer filled with toys to Lexington's Catholic Action Center.
"I was just absolutely floored," center leader Ginny Ramsey said.
The toys will be used for the 14th Annual Faith and Community Christmas Store.
Sue Sword, executive vice president of CAP, said that though her group tries to focus on Appalachia, this year it has been overwhelmed with donations, and "sharing" seemed like the right thing to do.
Ramsey expects the store, open Dec. 21 to 23, to serve more than the 14,000 children who benefitted last year.
Donations also may be made at containers shaped like hippos at these locations:
Romany Road Kroger; University of Kentucky Newman Center, 320 Rose Lane; St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 1730 Summerhill Drive; Crossroads Christian Church, 4128 Todds Road; Apostles Anglican Church, 200 Colony Boulevard; Family Practice Associates of Lexington, 1775 Alysheba Way, Suite 201; Northeast Christian Church, 990 Star Shoot Parkway; Sts. Peter and Paul School, 133 Barr Street; First African Baptist Church, 465 Price Road; Christmas Store Warehouse, 772 Winchester Road; WKYT (Channel 27), 2851 Winchester Road; and St. Agatha Catholic Church, 224 South Main Street, Winchester.