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Toys for Tots Campaign Underway
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) --
It seems as soon as Halloween is over, reminders are everywhere that the holidays are just around the corner. Youll soon start seeing the large "Toys for Tots" collection boxes around stores. And as Marcy Jones found at the Salvation Army in Cedar Rapids the gift of giving is a special one
Thanks to generous donations from people around the Corridor, thousands of toys will fill households in need Christmas morning.
Lia Pontarelli with the Salvation Army says its all part of our caring community We have such an amazing community with people with huge hearts, and kids even that will ask for their birthday presents to be Toys for Tots presents that they can then donate
From baby dolls to books and stuffed animals to trucks, the Salvation Army is collecting it all for their annual Holiday drive. Last year over 44,000 gifts were collected and distributed to nearly 2,500 kids
When Pontarelli asked one donor of over 30 toys why she was so involved, the answer was emotional
In tearsshe said it breaks her heart knowing that there are kids out there in our community, right here in Linn County, that could go without a Christmas morning
Registration to receive Toys for Tots will last for the next two weeks, and bins for collection go out today.
Join CBS 2 and FOX 28 for an all-day drive thru toy collection on December 5th where you can meet the team and donate to a great cause!