Doug Ollis, the marketing and promotions manager for Headquarter Nissan, 1725 Whittlesey Road, was driving around town, and noticed children playing in the street.
"I knew that some of them wouldn't even be getting an orange for Christmas," he said.
So he organized a Toys for Tots event at the car dealership for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 18 and 1-4 p.m. Dec. 19.
Everyone who brings in an unwrapped toy will get a barbecue plate from Mike & Ed's Bar-B-Q and Alabama's Christmas CD, signed by Jeff Cook, who will be at the dealership both days.
The Columbus Fire Department will take the toys, wrap them and hand them out to children. Fire personnel will also be at the event with fire trucks.