Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Toys for Tots launches annual drive

Toys for Tots launches annual drive

Goodwill recognizes the need for more support and said the Salvation Army is willing to work with other organizations to get the job done.

According to a press release from Fareway, this year the Marine Corps reported more than $162,000 was raised and 6,735 toys were collected as part of the Toys for Tots drive.

Since older kids' needs often are overlooked, please consider donating for those ages 12 to 18.

Roger Salinas is another contributor who said previous year when the Marine Corps Toys for Tots were running low on toys, they wanted to step in to help.

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The Toys for Tots drive continues until December 21. The program reaches 792 communities covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. "I have three children of my own and it's just awesome to be able to give to those that are less fortunate that don't have parents at home, or anybody that can buy for them around Christmas time", Little said.

She says the toys program is a big difference for her family.

"There's Marine units that run Toys for Tots in those areas, but you can be a civilian".

In addition to asking for donations, Burckart said the stores also have a bin at the front of the store where toys can be donated.

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