Toys for Tots kicks off nationwide

Starting this week across the nation, the annual toy drive for the less fortunate will kick off their campaigns. Thousands of drop locations will be set up this week in order to help some less fortunate children this holiday season. Toys for Tots only accepts new toys and the drop location will vary depending on your location.

In Santa Rosa County Florida, Barnes & Noble is hosting an event today at 4 pm, titled “Share Your Favorite Story”. The event will include a story and craft time for children as well as a costume contest for kids up to the age of 14.

Toy drives often provide much needed joy for smaller children but can often exclude teenagers. The intent is to push a gift card drive in order to provide more appropriate gifts for teens. Many children in the program are in dire need of basic necessities such as food and shelter. Donating a gift card or new toy for the younger children can make a big difference this holiday season.

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