A local oil company helped bring Christmas cheer to local youth in need in Western Kern County. Sentinel Peak Resources and the Buttonwillow California Highway Patrol held a toy drive to benefit CHiPS for Kids.
Employees donated hundreds of gifts including Barbies, bikes, basketballs and more.
The company also presented the Buttonwillow CHP with a $13,000 check to help those in need.
"It's unbelievable," said CHP officer Adam Taylor, "the toys collected today represent about 99% of the toys we collect for toy drive. So, without this event the chips for kids toy drive for West Kern County would not be a success. This is the biggest part of the season."
The toy drive also included a barbecue lunch for the employees.