TODAY   |  December 12, 2012

Microsoft donates $2M in goodies for toy drive

Software giant Microsoft is generously donating more than $2 million worth of software for nonprofits across the globe. Laura Wallace talks to TODAY’s Kathie Lee and Hoda about Microsoft’s history of corporate philanthropy, instilled by founder Bill Gates.

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>>> we are extremely grateful to all our viewers and companies who work to make our toy drive such a success. right now, some $25 million in toys, books, accessories, and other goodies are on their way to needy families.

>> more than 200 non-profit children's families served by the "today" show toy drive. many don't have ways to update their computer programs they use, but microsoft is here to help. laura wallace is the general manager for the new york area of microsoft. you give away stuff, don't you?

>> it's one of the best parts of my job. we thank you for having us back. it's our 12th consecutive year.

>> children are really grateful.

>> what are you guys giving this year?

>> this year we're delivering up to $2 million in software to support the "today" charity.

>> this is a windows thing?

>> windows 8, have you seen it?

>> windows 8. really familiar with it.

>> that's one of kathie's favorite. why do you think it's important? you have been doing this for a long time.

>> there's so many children who do not have access to computers, technology in their homes, they rely on their school systems or after-school programs. we want to focus on digital literacy .

>> you can still give your toys outside or go to our website online and you can donate there.