Last year, Santa gave out hundreds of toys to local children during the Marine Toys 4 Tots Drive. PHOTO BY SHAWN NOWLIN

It is impossible to pinpoint the exact number, but Morrow conservatively estimates that he has volunteered roughly 2,250 hours towards holiday toy, coat and food drives over his lifetime. “I know what it’s like to grow up without getting a single gift during the holidays. I also know that there are local families that can relate,” Morrow, a Roanoke County native, said. “Not only does giving back to the less fortunate make you feel good, but it also gives other people hope. I try to volunteer my time to as many holiday community events as I can.” Currently, there are multiple holiday drives happening locally. Ironheart Evolution Studios at 1539 Apperson Drive in Salem is holding its Toys for Tattoos Drive until Saturday, December 15. Interested individuals can drop off any new toy between 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

“The tattoo industry for years has had a reputation of being rebels with a criminal mindset. We want to change that at Ironheart. We promote creative thinking and philanthropy,” employee Stephanie…

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