POSTED: November 26, 2018
The City of Oak Ridge and the Oak Ridge Police Department are taking donations for the non-profit Toys for Tots Foundation this holiday season. All donated toys will be collected by volunteers and distributed to local families in need.
Residents interested in participating in the program can drop off toy donations in the designated bins around town until Friday, December 14. We ask that all toy donations be new and unwrapped. Donations should also be appropriate for a child that falls into the newborn, infant/toddler, youth, or teen (up to 14) age range.
Donation bins are set up in the following locations in Oak Ridge:
A collection event will also be held on Saturday, December 8, from 3-9 p.m., near the entrances of T.J. Maxx and Dick’s Sporting Goods on South Illinois Avenue.
Monetary donations will not be accepted at the collection event, but can be made directly to the Toys for Tots organization online at www.toysfortots.org.
Additional questions can be directed to the Oak Ridge Police Department at (865) 425-3504.
About Toys for Tots: Toys for Tots, a 70-year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year, the Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7 million less fortunate children in 792 communities nationwide. Since 1947 over 244 million children have been assisted. For more information, visit www.toysfortots.org.