ST. LOUIS -- For the second straight year, the Cardinals will host a gift drive at Busch Stadium to benefit the children of military families at nearby Scott Air Force Base.

The Cardinals are asking fans to drop off gift donations from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT on Friday, Dec. 6, in the Ballpark Village parking lot across the street from the stadium. Unwrapped toys for children under 12 and gift cards for those 13 and older will be accepted.

The first 250 people to make a donation will receive a cup of hot chocolate as well as a coupon for a free pizza from Papa John's.

All donations will be delivered by Fredbird at Scott Air Force Base during a Breakfast With Santa event on Dec. 7.

For more information about the initiative, visit cardinals.com/community.