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Van Alstyne teens and bikers team up for toy drive

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Van Alstyne High students load toys collected for victims of child abuse. (KTEN) Van Alstyne High students load toys collected for victims of child abuse. (KTEN)

VAN ALSTYNE, Texas -- These bikers have joined forces with Van Alstyne High School students on a mission to help a special group of kids.

"BACA stands for 'Bikers Against Child Abuse," explained Dallas BACA chapter president Snake. "We are an organization of bikers that help empower kids not to be afraid of the world in which they live."

Snake's organization is one of the busiest in the state and the country. They have lots of children to be there for.

"These kids have some kind of traumatic thing happen in their life that has changed them, and this gives them an opportunity for them to be kids, to enjoy Christmas, to get a gift, to run and play and enjoy the Christmas spirit."

BACA is trying to give them a Christmas they deserve, and it couldn't be done without students from Van Alstyne High School.

"We've had a lot more toys this year then we had last year," said senior Danny Kern. "I think it means that people are really jumping into the cause, and it makes me happy that the community is worried about it."

These teens staged a toy drive to bring in presents for children who have been abused.

"Anything they can just play with, and what we might think help them have fun," said Kern, who took the reins of the toy drive after his sister started it five years ago.

"It's gotten a lot bigger since the beginning," he said.

The giving effort of Kern and his classmates have made this drive the school's biggest yet.

"It's all about donations that we are able to do this, so this is huge... it's amazing," he said.

So with engines revving, BACA and Van Asltyne High School intent on bringing that Christmas feeling to some of our most vulnerable young neighbors.

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