Brighten the life of a child this Christmas morning by donating a new, unwrapped toy during our 2017 Toys For Tots toy drive!
Donations will be accepted through Friday, December 8th at our main studio located at 275 E. Arlington Blvd in Greenville from 9 am to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
Donations will also be accepted at our Washington Newsroom, located at 203 E. Main Street in Washington.
This year's drive is sponsored by Greenville Auto World, Greenville Appliance and Mattress, and Two Men and a Truck.
Toys for Tots is a campaign run strictly through the US Marine Corps Reserve and the Toys for Tots Foundation. This year's local reserve is from the Maine and Sailors of Reserve Training Center and Site Support Stone Bay at Camp Lejeune. (Fox Co, 4th Tank Bn and Det 1 Trans Svc Co, CLB 25)
Each year, the US Marine Corps teams up with various businesses and organizations to provide toy drop-off locations for those wishing to make a donation. The Marine Corps Reserve, Marine Corps League and civilian volunteers collect all toy donations and distribute them to needy families in the area.
MAKE A DONATION:
Drop off any new, unwrapped toy(s) at the WITN studio in Greenville. The average age for children receiving toys is 14 years and younger. Toys For Tots will not accept realistic looking weapon toys and gifts with food.
WITN Greenville Studio - 275 E. Arlington Blvd
Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
REGISTER TO RECEIVE TOYS:
To register as a Toys For Tots recipient, contact a Marine Corps representative.
If you live in Duplin or Lenoir County, contact the Salvation Army, 2110 N. Queen St., Kinston, NC (252) 523-5175.
If you reside in Carteret County, contact the Salvation Army, 1700 Arendell St, Morehead City, NC (252) 726-7147.
Craven and Pamlico County residents can contact the Salvation Army, 1402 Rhem Ave, New Bern, NC (252) 637-2277.
Jones County residents should contact the Salvation Army (910) 346-8800. Applications are also at the Department of Social
Services at 518 Hwy 58 in Trenton.
Residents in Onslow County can contact Christmas Cheer, 600 Court St, Jacksonville, NC (910) 455-5733.
Beaufort, Belhaven, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Martin, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, and Washington County residents are asked to contact Rodney Coles Sr. at 252-717-9600 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: WITN cannot register recipients or distribute toys.
For other counties and more information, please visit the official Toys For Tots website: HERE
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is the Marine Corps’s premier community action program and one of the nation’s flagship Christmas charitable causes. Over the years, it has become a traditional part of the annual Christmas holiday season within communities nationwide. The message of hope delivered through a shiny new toy at Christmas has a positive impact on children, their families and their communities. It’s not the toy – it’s what the toy does.
Help us fill our studios! WQAD will be accepting toy donations during business hours until December 11th. New and unwrapped toys are accepted. Please no clothes, stuffed animals, realistic weapons (Nerf guns are OK) or religious items.
WQAD will have a day-long collection day from 5:00 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2nd. Everyone who donates that day will receive a coupon for a free kid’s ticket to the World’s Toughest Rodeo, coming to the iWireless Center January 23, 2015.
Registration for Toys for Tots begins on Thursday, October 30, 2014. The last day to register will be Saturday, December 6, 2014. No registration on Thanksgiving. Hours for registration are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
There is a NEW LOCATION for registration, 5402 Tremont Ave, Davenport, IA 52807
What do people need to bring with them to register?
PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL NEED A BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR THE CHILD. THEY ARE NOT ACCEPTING MEDICAL CARDS THIS YEAR.
1. Picture ID (Government Issued, Driver’s License, State ID Card or Matricula)
2. Proof of Current Home Address (Light bill, phone bill, etc.)
3. Phone number (Number where you can be reached)
4. Children’s birth certificate – No medical cards
5. CHILDREN MUST BE 6 MONTHS – 12 YEARS OF AGE.
6. Foster Parents/Guardians must show proof of custody.
There will be three days for distribution this year. The earlier you register, the earlier you pick up. Pickup date will be determined at registration. Distribution will be December 19, 20, and 21 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
Distribution will be at the registration location (5402 Tremont Ave, Davenport, IA).
BUSINESS REQUESTS FOR BOXES
If a business would like to request a box for donations, they must go online to the website and fill out a form. http://quad-cities.toysfortots.org (NO WWW BEFORE URL)
Cash donations are also accepted. Make checks payable to Toys for Tots.
Donations can also be made online at http://quad-cities.toysfortots.org/. All donations made online through this site stay locally.
Checks or money can be sent to the following address or dropped off here at WQAD and we will forward on.
SSGT MICHAEL Z BROWN
NOSC Building 218
Rock Island Arsenal
Rock Island, IL 61299
SSGT MICHAEL Z BROWN
Jeannine (563) 742-0751
DROP BOX LOCATIONS
Dawn (563) 742-0750
Judy (563) 742-0752
Please also visit their Facebook page: ToysforTots QuadCities