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Toys for Tots begins collecting donations Friday

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By Erica Shaffer - bio | email

Posted by Nick Dutton - email

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTOL) - WTOL is teaming up with the Marines and Toys for Tots to make sure thousands of kids are smiling during the holidays. The kick off for Toys for Tots donations began Friday and drop off boxes are already filling up with gifts.

It's the time of year folks buy gifts for loved ones and sometimes—for someone they don’t know. For many, gift giving doesn't stop with family members, and they make the holidays much more special for a child or needy family.

Ann Tuskan donated a toy on Friday. "There (are) a lot of families in need right now and we just thought it's great even if it's one gift, it's a child that gets something this Christmas."

Last year, the Marines handed out more than 10,000 toys to children of families in need. They deliver gifts to 100 to 200 households and give the rest of the toys out at the Erie Street Market each year.

Staff Sargent Jeremy Decker says seeing the children's faces and feeling a sigh of relief from struggling parents, touches his heart every year. “To see the parents, they say thank… it's just one less thing they have to worry about this year.”

The Marines say they are most in need of toys for newborn to 2 years old and toys for 10 and 12 year olds. They also are encouraging people to donate G.I. Joes. Decker says Hasbrough will also donate a toy for each GI Joe donated.

Toy Drop Locations

Heartland Rehabilitation at Wesgate
3234 Executive Parkway Suite 111
Toledo , OH 43606
M,W  8a-6p  Thur 12-6p  Fri  8a-12

Heartland Rehabilitation at Bedford
7581 Secor Rd Unit 1
Lambetville, MI 48144
M,W  8a-5p  Thur 8a-5p  Fri  8a-12

Heartland Rehabilitation at Sunforest
3900 Sunforest Court Suite 135
Toledo , OH 43623
M,W  7a-7p  Thur 8a-7p  Fri  7a-12

Heartland Rehabilitation at Arrowhead Park
518 The Boulevard 
Maumee , OH 43537
M,W  7:30a-7p  Thur 9a-7p  Fri  7:30a-4p

Heartland Rehabilitation at Oregon
3150 Dustin Rd Suite 2
Oregon, OH 43616
M,W  8a-6p  Thur 8a-6p  Fri  8a-12

Rose City Motors
635 S. Reynolds Rd
Toledo, OH 43615
M,F 8a-5p

Williams Vaughan Company
145 Chesterfiled Ln
Maumee, OH 43537
M,Thu  8a-5p  Fri 8a-12

5001 Monroe St FC-10
Toledo, OH 43623
M,S 9a-9p

Perrys Crossing Apt
1000 Valley Bluff
Perrysburg, OH 43551
M,F 8:30a-5:30p  Sat 9a-3p

Toledo Auto Care
4544 Monroe St.
Toledo, OH 43613
M,F 7:30a-5p

Sunnydale Estates
3045 Ilger Ave
Toledo, OH 43606

Miracle Manor
3045 Ilger Ave
Toledo, OH 43606

Hunters Ridge
3045 Ilger Ave
Toledo, OH 43606

Abbey Run
3045 Ilger Ave
Toledo, OH 43606

Georgetown Villiage
3045 Ilger Ave
Toledo, OH 43606

Movie Gallery
14241 Airport Highway #1
Swanton, OH 43558
M,F 10a-11p

BP Refinery
4001 Cedar Point Rd
Oregon, OH 43616

Gordon Food Service Marketplace
3928 Navarre Ave
Oregon, OH 43616

Airport Depot Self Storage
8959 Airport Highway
Holland, OH 43528
M,F 9a-5p  Sat 10a-4p

Matrix Technologies Inc.
1760 Indian Wood Circle
Maumee, OH 43573
M,F 8a-5p

Edward Jones Office
5923 Weckerly
Whitehouse, OH 43571

Ohio Auditor of State Mary Taylor
1 Government Center, Rm 1420
Toledo, OH 43604
M,F 8a-5p

Whitehouse Primary School
6510 Texas St
Whitehouse, OH 43571

Reliable Delivery
6010 Skyview Dr.
Toledo, OH 43612
M,F 9a-5p

Toys R US
340 New Towne Square
Toledo, OH 43612

Toys R US
5025 Monroe St
Toledo, OH 43623

Toys R US
2333 S. Reynolds Rd
Toledo, OH 43614

Baby's R US
1360 S. Holland-Sylvania Rd
Holland, OH 43528

Fusion Communications
1180 N. Main St STE #5
Bowling Green, OH 43402
M,F 10a-7p  Sat 10a-5p





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