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Toys for Tots Drive

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From Monday, November 25, 2019
To Friday, November 29, 2019
by bdust

The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs has joined forces with Toys for Tots by having a Toys for Tots Drop-Off box, located on the second floor of the County Building, 101 N. 4th St. in Effingham

The basic mission of the Marine Toys for Tots Program is to collect new unwrapped toys and distribute those toys to less fortunate children at Christmas.

Toys for Tots began in 1947 as the brain child of Marine Corps Reserve Major Bill Hendricks, Actually it was his wife, Diane, who was the real inspiration. She had crafted a few handcrafted dolls and asked Bill to deliver them to an agency that supports children in need.

Anyone interested in donating but not sure what to get? Toys may include dolls, basketballs or other kind of sports balls, Legos, toy trucks.

For general questions in donating to the Toys for Tots please contact Josh Layton at 217-342-8493 or email at Joshua.layton@illinois.gov.

Toys are welcome for children ages 3-12.

The Drop-Off box will be available from Monday through Friday from 8 am until 4 pm, with the last collection of toys on December 18.