Published: Dec 24, 2013 10:28 PM EST
Updated: Dec 25, 2013 12:56 AM EST

NORTH FORT MYERS, FL.--Remarkable stories on Christmas eve-- all thanks to a holiday tradition in North Fort Myers.

But this year, this miracle for so many children, featuring Santa and his sleigh, had a rough time taking off.

The Suncoast Santa and his elves rode the sleigh through the streets lined with children.
They delivered not only toys, but hope.

"Some kids don't get any presents or barely any," said Dalton Presley.

"That is something I was really worried about that, about him not having a Christmas and of course he is going to have a Christmas now," said mother Jennifer Fuentes.

Suncoast Santa is a tradition started by George Tanner 6 years ago.
Collect donated toys and deliver them to those who otherwise might have nothing under the Christmas tree.
"These kids out here have little or nothing it is a rough neighborhood," said Tanner.

This year Tanner had quite the scare--a shortage of gifts.

The bins at collection sites weren't as fulL, so Tanner went in to high gear and got the message out.
Now the bins are overflowing.

"The first time, since we have done it, that we pulled out the driveway and knew we had enough toys," said Tanner.

If you would like to help Tanner with donations, call him at 239-910-3945