Community Donates over 5,000 Toys for Tots
The 2013 Toys for Tots campaign was an unqualified success. According to figures released today the community donated 5,148 toys in 92 collection boxes throughout the area.
507 families registered with the Department of Human Services to receive toys at the giveaway. 311 families showed up on giveaway day with toys given to 920 children on December 21st in Merlin.
Extra toys were given to the Illinois Valley Rotary in Cave Junction for a community party there on December 24th. Toys were also given to “Our Foster Kids” bringing the total number of children receiving toys to 1,520.
The Toys to Tots campaign was headed up by the Marine Corps Reserve, the Young Marines, the Girl Scouts, and Sheriff’s volunteers.