Bike donations pour in for children in need

For more than 20 years, Kids First of the Carolinas has been working to make Christmas wishes come true -- and that trend continued Friday evening,

Hundreds of people poured in to the South Mecklenburg High School parking lot for the "Hey Kids it's Santa" bike drive. Three trucks of bikes were donated that will go to kids that are less fortunate than most others.

"Imagine if you're sleeping on the floor and you have nothing, and someone brings you a bike," co-founder Wendy Tonetti said.

The group raised 450 bikes in 2015 and went well over that mark in 2016. Fore more information or to donate to their efforts, check out their website --

FOX 46 Carolinas and WBT Radio each sponsored the event.