Hundreds of kids in western Kern County will receive toys this holiday season thanks to a local oil company and the Buttonwillow California Highway Patrol.
Sentinel Peak Resources in Fellows, near Taft, held an employee toy drive and barbeque lunch Wednesday benefiting children in Taft and Buttonwillow.
Employees donated hundreds of gifts including barbies, bikes and basketballs.
"This toy drive that Sentinel Peak Resources assists us with is 100 percent of the toys that we gather for the Buttonwillow CHP's toy drive so today was an absolute success," said Officer Adam Taylor with the CHP Buttonwillow office.
This is the second year the company has held the toy drive and they also presented the Buttonwillow CHP with a monetary donation to help those in need throughout the following year.
"This is a reflection of this industry's contributions here in the county. we're just so happy to be part of it," said Christine Halley, the Director of Environmental Health and Safety for Sentinel Peak Resources.
CHP Buttonwillow will be distributing toys to children who were selected by the area schools or the recreation center in Taft on December 23rd.