OGDEN -- Eight-year-old Miranda sat quietly on the gymnasium floor at the Marshall White Center on Thursday afternoon, hugging her brand new stuffed puppy.
"I'm going to name her Roxy," she said, holding up the animal. "I love dogs."
Across from Miranda, Da'won was checking out his G.I. Joe set.
"I like G.I. Joe," he said. "This is awesome."
The two children are members of the Boys and Girls Club of Weber and Davis counties. They, along with nearly 70 other children in the club, each got a brand-new toy from student officers at North Layton Junior High School and a free sandwich, courtesy of Subway.
The school teamed up with Subway of Utah to host Subway Santa: Kids Helping Kids Toy Drive.
Scott Duehlmeier, spokesman for Subway, said this is the fifth year the two entities have teamed up to help the Boys and Girls Club.
"Subway brings in the sandwiches and provides cash cards for the students at North Layton to use as incentives to purchase and donate toys to the cause," he said.
As the children waited for the food and gifts to arrive, they played basketball with the student officers from the junior high school. Then they formed a circle in the gym and sang several holiday songs.
After eating their sandwiches, each child received a gift. Some of the presents included basketballs, Barbie dolls, Hot Wheels, board games, Play-Doh and art.
"It's exciting to see their faces when they get their presents," said Kendra Adamson, a ninth-grade officer at the school. "I don't know whether a lot of the kids will have a nice Christmas."
Student officer Leentje Mullen said the school held a present drive and collected coins and bills to purchase more gifts.
"We went on a shopping spree to Walmart and loaded up on presents," she said. "We wanted to have a good fundraiser at our school, and we all thought this was really special."
Jack Bickmore, Utah chairman of the board of Subway, said it's important to support the children in the community.
"We're all members of this community. Many of these children come over to our homes to play with our children," he said.
Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Lauryn Miller said Subway and the students at North Layton Junior High School are excellent role models for the children.
"In addition to the time devoted to the toy drive, these amazing students are volunteering their time to work directly with our youth," she said.
"We appreciate all that they are doing and have done."