New dad creates Father's Day toy drive

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) -- Many people were out celebrating dad Sunday, but a first-time father in Sioux Falls, South Dakota celebrated his day by helping others.

Just a few weeks after his first daughter was born, Nate Burdine decided to start a Father's Day toy drive, giving back to thousands of kids in the area.

On Sunday, he collected all of the toys from donation boxes he set up around Sioux Falls the past few weeks, towing his new daughter along the way.

"Oh, it's awesome," Burdine said. "It's exciting to be a father. It's fun to have a cool tradition to share with her on Father's Day forever. Hopefully, she totally buys in and wants to keep doing it, and I think she will."

The creative dad collected more than 2,000 toys donated by many people around the community.

Both parents said they are blown away by all of the community support.

"It's an amazing feeling to know that you are blessed to become a parent, but to be able to share some of those blessings with kids that may be less fortunate," Jolene Loetscher said.

Burdine will now be dropping off all of those toys at the Compass Center, the Children''s Inn and the Family Visitation Center in Sioux Falls to help brighten the day of thousands of kids in the community.

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