Mike's Carwash donates thousands to Toys for Tots

22News Toys for Tots toy collection starts it's final week

Toys for Tots accepting money, new toys for St. Lawrence County kids

Christmas may still be a few weeks away but the work has begun to collect toys for children in need throughout Western Washington. Sannes said the collected toys are being stored in a warehouse off US 301 and will be sorted and distributed out before Christmas.

The Mike's Carwash in Evansville raised more than $1,700 for the local Toys for Tots campaign. Monetary donations can be by check (made out to: Marine Toys for Tots Foundation) or in cash. About 150 more children and families are served at the annual Christmas event, which will be from 1 to 3 p.m. December 25 at the Emmanuel Community Center, 3510 Prospect Ave. She said she took over the coordinator's role in the county four years ago as a way to help others.

When considering the donation of a toy, Ms. Reynolds said people should keep in mind that older children are often the most in need, Items to consider include tools, hunting items, hair care products, jewelry, cologne and craft and art supplies.

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Last year, our KIRO 7 Toy Drive, which benefits Toys for Tots, brought in some 40,000 toys and more than $5,000. Things like games, electronics and also books for children of all ages.

You can always drop off toys or donations at any time to the Toys for Tots headquarters at Beckley Auto Mall.

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