Mike's Kids is an annual Christmas toy drive for poor and abandoned children on both sides of the border. The program has become a national model. The Mike’s Kids program was founded by a young man with a big heart named Mike Slaight. After Mike died of a sudden brain aneurism, the program continued under Mike Slaight’s father, Hank, for more than a decade. Today, the program is overseen by Mike’s children, Mark Slaight and Christina Gill, a longtime family friend, Marvin Carter, and his wife, Treena. With the help of hundreds of volunteers from many denominations who collect and pack thousands of items of clothing and toys from the North Texas area, the program continues to grow. An 18 wheel truck with more than 1,600 banana boxes delivers new and gently-used clothes and toys, which are distributed to poor and abandoned children across the Lower Rio Grand Valley. Visit the Mike's Kids Web site to learn more.