Toys for Tots launches annual drive


8, 2017, 59 News will be teaming up with Toys For Tots.There will be two drive through drop off locations set up. There is one in Bay County. Fortunately, the task at hand is a lot easier than fighting a war - it is giving back through Toys for Tots.

The program helps put smiles on children's faces across Mid-Michigan Christmas morning. She said she took over the coordinator's role in the county four years ago as a way to help others. Faith Christian School has stepped up to help Toys for Tots over the years. "It keeps the kids happy and excited this time of year".

The goal for this Holiday season is to help around 2,000 children and teenagers receive gifts this Christmas, and according to Davies donations are right on track to reaching its goal.

She said the organization past year helped approximately 3,000 children across the county, with each child receiving four gifts.

"We could be open to conversations about that".

"The population we serve are really low income", Mann said.

Aloia said anyone interested in starting a Toys for Tots chapter can do it, even though the Marines originally started the program.

To donate, visit for listing of stores with toy drop off boxes. "We've separated our funds to contribute $4,000.00 for the elderly, $4,000.00 for the homeless, and the remaining balance that's collected to go to Toys for Tots", Salinas said.