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Help provide a toy for a child in need this Christmas

Help provide a toy for a child in need this Christmas

In 2016, the program distributed 18 million toys to 7 million children in all 50 States, DC, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Help valley kids through Toys for Tots! Also, checks made out to the Toys for Tots Foundation can also be dropped off or mailed to the VFW, 409 Main St., Savanna, Ill., 61074. It's especially tricky for the Marines to find toys for the "older kids" 10-14 years.

The annual Toys for Tots toy drive helps brings presents to almost 20,000 children each year. They collected 5,000 toys that year.

Or please consider making a donation right away so our coordinators, Marines and volunteers can purchase the toys they need as soon as possible.

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"At the end of the day, we served our country. Now we serve our community", Palmer said. As we enter the holiday season, many of us are blessed with caring families who are able to provide fully to enjoy the festive Christmas season. He wants to make sure they at least have a new toy to play with Christmas morning.

"For them to not have a Christmas, that's heartbreaking to me", Vistrand said.

"I actually think Black Friday is a slower start, I mean, we get more people seeing us because we're out here on Black Friday".

If you weren't able to donate Friday, they will be collecting donations from 8 a.m.to 5 p.m. November 25 and December 2 at the Fred's in Medina and the Toys R Us in Jackson.