CLEVELAND, Ohio -- His story gained national attention on social media.
On Wednesday, FOX 8 joined in on the efforts of a local man to make sure more children have a merry Christmas this year and $9,543.25 was donated.
Marine veteran John Harkness was at FOX 8 since 6 a.m. today, collecting cash donations for Toys for Tots.
Some people were dropping $50 and $100 bills into the box. A group of students from the Horizon Science Academy next door even donated $160 of their own money.
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