Union Gap vehicle wash toy drive Saturday benefiting Toys For Tots

Union Gap vehicle wash toy drive Saturday benefiting Toys For Tots

There are no goals set for this drive, but a year ago, there were 414 toys donated, which was the highest number of toys received since the program was started, Stockard said.

Kaczmarek said as with most years there's a particular need for gifts for girls in the 10-14 age range.

For more information on Alexis Road Family Dental's participation in the Toys for Tots program, or on dental care procedures offered by Dr. Checks or money orders for donations must be made payable to Toys for Tots. "So the community can give out to the children, and make their Christmas morning something memorable", said Sgt. Donations include new bicycles and tricycles, games, sports equipment and gift certificates earmarked for the purchase of toys. Each year, they are overwhelmed by the community's generous support of the toy drive, and they're anticipating another successful campaign. "We have about 5 million children that live at the poverty level and we do are darndest to collect as many toys as we can".

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"It's a win-win for everyone", Pistacchio said. "And, his food is darn good, too".

Anyone needing assistance requesting toys, and is not now working with a nonprofit agency/organization or church, is encouraged to check with their local Toys For Tots county campaign.

This year's campaign started in October, but is just now hitting its stride, with the collection running until December 18.

"Very often the families we work with are overwhelmed with the day-to-day tasks of survival", Hauck said. "It's also saddening if that little he or she doesn't have a Christmas at all".