Toys for Tots launches annual drive

Toys for Tots launches annual drive

"It was 21 people originally last year and this year I think we're a little over 150 and still growing".

Toys For Tots is run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

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. About 150 more children and families are served at the annual Christmas event, which will be from 1 to 3 p.m. December 25 at the Emmanuel Community Center, 3510 Prospect Ave. "We truly wouldn't be able to reach as many children in local areas without the help of Fareway and its generous customers".

In St. Lawrence County, Ms. Reynolds says the need is great, with many children living at or below the poverty line. Those wanting to make a monetary donation can make checks payable to Toys for Tots and mail it to 511 New York Ave., Ogdensburg, N.Y.

8, 2017, 59 News will be teaming up with Toys For Tots.There will be two drive through drop off locations set up.

Toys for Tots of Southern West Virginia is looking to bring a Merry Christmas to less fortunate children this season.

Now through Friday -- you can drop off a new, unwrapped toy at the KIRO 7 studios in Belltown, or at any Albert Lee Appliance location.